Adult Book Club Discussion: "Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead
Please join us for one of our meetings of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, at 1:00 p.m and Friday, October 13, at 1:30 p.m. We will be discussing the book "Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead .
When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinquent” Turner, which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. As life at the Academy becomes ever more perilous, the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades.
Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers and “should further cement Whitehead as one of his generation's best" (Entertainment Weekly).
What: Adult Book Club
When/Where: Tuesday, October 10, at 1:00 p.m. - Please Contact the Library for location.
When/Where: Friday, October 13, at 1:30 p.m. - East Troy Lions Public Library
East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2023
January: The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin
February: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
March: On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
April: Horse by Geraldine Brooks
May: Sweetness by Water by Nathan Harris
June: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
July: The Swans of 5th Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
August: West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
September: Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
October: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
November: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
December: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote