March Book Club Meeting - The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson

Fri Mar 29 2024 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Zoom Online | Toronto

The Black Women Network\/Black Women Connect
Publisher/HostThe Black Women Network/Black Women Connect
March Book Club  Meeting - The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson
Are you a Black Woman in Toronto wanting to meet new people and create new networks?
Black Women Connect! a Toronto-based group
About this Event

Are you a Black woman living in Toronto who is interested in meeting new people and building your network?

If so, Black Women Connect! Book Club may be perfect for you. This Toronto-based club focuses on celebrating Black literature, sisterhood, and reading. Our mission is to bring together Black women who enjoy reading fiction and nonfiction books by African-descended writers to have meaningful conversations, form connections, and socialize. Each month, we choose a book to use as the basis for discussing our experiences as Black women. Our club aims to inform, empower, inspire, and enrich the lives of our members through reading and connecting with each other. In addition to our book club, we also host special members-only brunches, retreats, thematic events, and other social events.

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? Book of the Month: "The House of Eve" by Sadeqa Johnson

About the Book:
Dive into the captivating world of "The House of Eve," a novel that takes us back to the 1950s, a time of profound change and challenge, especially for women striving for independence and recognition. This nominee for Best Historical Fiction in 2023, penned by the award-winning author of "Yellow Wife," Sadeqa Johnson, offers a daring and redemptive story set against the backdrop of Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Story Synopsis:
The novel intertwines the lives of two women, Ruby Pearsall and Eleanor Quarles, each navigating their own struggles, dreams, and desires in an era that often silenced women's voices.

  • Ruby Pearsall: A fifteen-year-old with college aspirations in Philadelphia, Ruby faces the challenge of overcoming her family’s legacy of poverty and despair. Her journey is complicated by a forbidden love affair, threatening to derail her dreams.
  • Eleanor Quarles: Arriving in Washington, DC, with ambitions and secrets, Eleanor seeks acceptance and a sense of belonging in the elite circles of Black society. Her relationship with William Pride, a student from a prestigious family, and her longing for motherhood, propel her into a complex web of societal expectations and personal aspirations.

Event Description:
Join us as we delve into this powerful narrative that explores the themes of womanhood, motherhood, societal norms, and the sacrifices women make in pursuit of their goals. "The House of Eve" is not just a historical novel; it's a reflection on the enduring struggles and triumphs of women.

Why Attend?

  • Engaging Discussion: Participate in thoughtful discussions about the book’s themes and their relevance to contemporary issues.
  • Connect with Others: Meet and connect with fellow book enthusiasts who share a passion for empowering stories and diverse voices.
  • Insightful Analysis: Gain deeper insights into the characters’ journeys and the historical context of the 1950s.

Join Us:
We invite all members and newcomers to join this enlightening discussion. Whether you are a long-time book lover or just getting started, "The House of Eve" promises to be a thought-provoking and inspiring read.

Confirm your participation now and prepare for an evening of rich conversation and community.

Contact us

All new members must RSVP and join our group on Facebook and bring a food or drink item to the book club meetings.

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