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Adult Book Discussion:  A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler

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In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who's headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans—a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter—raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace.

With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers.

A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today—what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?—as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that's as provocative as it is powerful.

Available on Libby/Overdrive or through curbside pickup

Registration recommended.  

Date:
Monday, November 30, 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Categories:
  Book Discussion  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registrations open at 7:00pm Monday, November 2, 2020

Event Organizer

Jennifer Buch

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