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January 15, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
611 S. Washington
El Dorado, KS 67042
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Historical Fiction Book Group

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In January, we are reading Kindred by Octavia Butler. The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. (description from Goodreads) Call the library at 316-321-3363 to sign up or come by. Copies will be available to check out at the front desk.