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Virtual Book Club at Night
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Virtual Book Club at Night

July 15th, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join us for another Virtual Book Club. We will be discussing The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. This virtual event will take place via Zoom! The link will be posted in the Facebook event the day before. This title is available to download for Bourbonnais cardholders on Hoopla Digital. 

In 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Now, her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine’s family.

Nearly one hundred years later, Josephine’s descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job. She moves in with her white grandmother Martha, a wealthy but lonely woman who pays her grandchild to be her companion. But Martha’s behavior soon becomes erratic, then even threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine’s converge.

The Revisioners explores the depths of women’s relationships-powerful women and marginalized women, healers, and survivors. It is a novel about the bonds between a mother and a child, the dangers that upend those bonds. At its core, The Revisioners ponders generational legacies, the endurance of hope, and the undying promise of freedom.