Books Sandwiched In
Love to talk about books? Join us for Books Sandwiched In. Books for the next month are distributed at the end of the discussion session for a nominal fee. Books Sandwiched In meets the first Tuesday of each month at 12:15 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Contact Brenda Patterson at (863) 834-4276 or Brenda.Patterson@lakelandgov.net.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Synopsis (from reading guide & publisher’s description):
Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, The Odyssey and the Old Testament, Ward gives us an epochal story, a journey through Mississippi's past and present that is both an intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach Jojo how to be a man. When the white father of Leonie's children is released from prison, she packs her kids and a friend into her car and sets out across the state for Parchman farm, the Mississippi State Penitentiary, on a journey rife with danger and promise.