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Date:
April 26, 2021
Time:
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Online event
Address:
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email:
Cost:
Free
Mama Day book cover: an illustration of 2 hands with lightning from fingertips
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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club: Mama Day

Monday, April 26, 2021

Join us to discuss Gloria Naylor's book, which is at once a contemporary love story, a timeless generational saga, a chillingly believable tale of the supernatural, and a homage to the redemptive power of African-American tradition.

On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island's darker forces. A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense.


About Gloria Naylor
Gloria Naylor was born in New York City in 1950. She received her B.A. in English from Brooklyn College and her M.A. in Afro-American studies from Yale. Her books include The Women of Brewster Place, which won both the American Book Award and the National Book Award for first novel, and was also adapted into a television movie by Oprah Winfrey; Linden Hills; Bailey's Cafe; and The Men of Brewster Place. She taught writing and literature at George Washington University, New York University, Boston University, and Cornell University. She died in 2016.

The Menlo Park Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club meets the fourth Monday of each month.