EventsAdult Book Discussion: The Water Dancer (On Zoom)

Adult Book Discussion: The Water Dancer (On Zoom)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sherwood Public Library


Read. Be inspired. Discuss.

We're hosting a virtual book discussion on Zoom. If you love to talk about the books you've read, join us for a lively discussion of The Water Dancer by Ta-Nahesi Coates, which will be available as an e-book in OverDrive and Libby as well as physical library copies which can be checked out. The first 12 people to register for this program can be given copies of the book provided generously by Friends of Sherwood Public Library.

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From the publisher:

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss.

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