Beyond the Book Book Club

Beyond the Book Book Club/Discussion - The Secret Lives of Church Ladies 

***2020 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction***
***2020 Story Prize Finalist***
***Longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction***
Tender, fierce, proudly black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root.Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Triumphant. Publishers Weekly
Cheeky, insightful, and irresistible. Ms. Magazine
This collection marks the emergence of a bona fide literary treasure. Minneapolis Star Tribune
Full of lived-in humanity, warmth, and compassion. Pittsburgh Current
These are stories about Black women that havent been told with this level of depth, wit, or insight before, so it will not shock me if Oprah gets around to selecting it before the end of the year. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the churchs double standards and their own needs and passions.


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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020