July 2019

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What says "Be Mine" better than a book club invitation?

Next Chapter Booksellers has a ton of new events this February. Join one of our book clubs or meet new authors. It's all happening here.

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 6:00pm

Diesel Heart : a Jazz/Blues/ Gospel Rendition presented by The Carters & Friends
A Jazz style retelling of Diesel Heart presented by Melvin Carter Jr. and Matthew Carter.

Melvin Whitfield Carter Jr., the father of St. Paul's current mayor, is a true son of Rondo, the city's storied African American neighborhood. And as an affirmative action hire in the St. Paul Police Department, facing prejudice at every turn, this hardworking, talented, and highly principled officer fought to protect the people of the city he calls home. Diesel Heart is the story of a leader who created a powerful family legacy by standing up for what is right, even in the face of adversity.
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 2:00pm

Jay Weiner reads from Professor Berman: The Last Lecture of Minnesota's Greatest Public Historian by Hy Berman with Jay Weiner
Professor Hy Berman (1925–2015) was, by most accounts, the face of public history in Minnesota for many decades—a peerless political observer and labor historian, popular lecturer and university professor, and familiar presence on the Twin Cities PBS show  Almanac , dependably interpreting Minnesota history—and making some of his own.

In  Professor Berman: The Last Lecture of Minnesota’s Greatest Public Historian , readers encounter the Hy Berman audiences and students loved, telling stories as only he could—stories that are at once a close-up view of Minnesota history and a conversational self-portrait of a man who often found himself in the middle of that history even as it was unfolding.
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 3:00pm
The Toni Morrison Book Club discusses Beloved
Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope,  Beloved  is a towering achievement.
Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:00pm

The Non-Fiction Book Club discusses Socialist Realism by Trisha Low
When Trisha Low moves west, her journey is motivated by the need to arrive "somewhere better"--someplace utopian, like revolution; or safe, like home; or even clarifying, like identity. Instead, she faces the end of her relationships, a family whose values she has difficulty sharing, and America's casual racism, sexism, and homophobia. In this book-length essay, the problem of how to account for one's life comes to the fore--sliding unpredictably between memory, speculation, self-criticism, and art criticism, Low seeks answers that she knows she won't find. Attempting to reconcile her desires with her radical politics, she asks: do our quests to fulfill our deepest wishes propel us forward, or keep us trapped in the rubble of our deteriorating world?

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 4:00pm

The Next Chapter Book Club talks about Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

"A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum."- The Man Booker Prize Judges

Girl, Woman, Other  is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

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