August 12, 2021
Historical Fictionados Book Club: Conjure Women, by Afia Atakora
Thursday, August 12, 2021
"Conjure Women" is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a midwife; and their master’s daughter Varina. The secrets and bonds among these women and their community come to a head at the beginning of a war and at the birth of an accursed child, who sets the townspeople alight with fear and a spreading superstition that threatens their newly won, tenuous freedom. Enrollment required. A link to the meeting will be emailed upon enrollment.
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