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CBE Book Club

Past Sessions
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 2 Shevat 5783 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - In-person at the Carlin home
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 21 Cheshvan 5783 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - In-person at the Carlin home
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 23 Tishrei 5783 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - In-person at the Carlin home

CBE BOOK CLUB - JANUARY BOOK SELECTION

The Last Thing You Surrender by Leonard Pitts Jr.

Three Americans in the Jim Crow South face enormous changed triggered by World War II in this epic novel by the Pulitzer-winning author of Freeman.

Could you find the courage to do what’s right in a world on fire?

An affluent white marine survives Pearl Harbor at the cost of a black messman’s life only to be sent, wracked with guilt, to the Pacific and taken prisoner by the Japanese. A young black woman, widowed by the same events at Pearl Harbor, finds unexpected opportunity and a dangerous friendship in a segregated Alabama shipyard feeding the war. Meanwhile, a black man, who as a child saw his parents brutally lynched, is conscripted to fight Nazis for a country he despises and discovers a new kind of patriotism in the all-black 761st Tank Battalion . . .

Set against a backdrop of violent racial conflict on both the front lines and the home front, The Last Thing You Surrender explores the powerful moral struggles of individuals from a divided nation. What does it take to change someone’s mind about race? What does it take for a country and a people to move forward, transformed?
 
For meeting location and to RSVP send an email to Marilyn Carlin at marilyn@katiebear.net
 
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Fri, February 3 2023 12 Shevat 5783