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Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Picnic Wine & Provisions
7301 Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
Please join us for our fourth monthly book club. Every month we will alternate between a non-fiction and a fiction book—for February’s meeting we will read the novel “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. Copies are available for purchase in Picnic!
“Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.”
We will make our next book selection at the end of this meeting.
Picnic’s Book Club is a monthly event where we invite you to get to know your neighbors over a great book. Didn’t get a chance to read this month’s book? Curious if book club is for you? All are welcome to join in the conversation.