Book Discussion: If Beale Street Could Talk

Thursday, August 6, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin.

Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults
Age Group: 
Adults
Contact Info
Community Engagement Department
kshreck@wheatonlibrary.org
Other Info: 
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