The library welcomes book lovers February 16 | Literature
GREENSBORO, NC (January 20, 2022) – Join the 13th Annual Greensboro Public Library Book Lovers at 6:30 p.m. on February 16 at the Greensboro Museum of History, 130 Summit Ave. The event will also be available on Zoom and you can pre-register here. website. The social is a great opportunity to learn about local book clubs, meet authors and other book enthusiasts, and hear about some of the exciting new releases coming in 2022.
The Book Lovers Social will feature three authors from North Carolina. Jason Mott is the winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Hell of a book, a story that gets to the heart of racism, police brutality, and the hidden costs imposed on black Americans and America as a whole. Mott is the author of four novels. Income, Jason’s debut novel, was adapted by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B.
Julia Ridley Smith is a writer from Greensboro whose parents owned an antique store. When they died, Smith and his brother faced the monumental task of figuring out what to do with the store’s inventory and a home filled with furniture, books, art, and artifacts. his memoirs, The sum of trifles, peels back the layers of meaning surrounding specific items Smith’s parents owned, including a pre-war quilt that prompts the author to grapple with his family’s slavery legacy.
Jill McCorkle’s Last novel, Hieroglyphs, reveals the difficulty of truly knowing the intentions, dreams and secrets of the people who raised you. In this masterful novel, McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father, a mother or a child piecing together the world around us. A lifelong storyteller and book club favorite, McCorkle has published seven novels and four collections of short stories.
The Book Lovers Social will be broadcast live on Facebook page. The in-person event at the History Museum will be socially distanced and seating is limited. To attend, please email Beth Sheffield before February 11.