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Zoom Book Group: Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray’s The Personal Librarian

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 16, 2022

Join the IFL and SAC book group on Zoom as we read Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray’s The Personal Librarian.

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR! Named a Notable Book of the Year by the Washington Post! A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our nation, from New York Times bestselling authors Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths she must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives.

Copies available to check out at the library.

All readers and listeners welcome!

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Date:
November 16
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Island Free Library
9 Dodge St
New Shoreham, RI 02807
Phone:
(401) 466-3233
Website:
http://www.islandfreelibrary.org/