Tuesday Book Club: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ by James Baldwin

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Tuesday Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month (with an exception here and there).  We discuss a wide variety of genres but focus on popular fiction and nonfiction.  Contact Amy Carroll Acarroll@cc-pl.org with any questions.

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Told through the eyes of Tish, a 19-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. 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.


Snacks Provided:   Yes

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