Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest Gaines

Join the Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club as we read the 2012 Community Read Book, A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest Gaines.

Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man. "Poignant, powerful, earthy...a novel of Southern racial confrontation in which a group of elderly black men band together against whites who seek vengeance for the murder of one of their own."-- Booklist "A fine novel...there is a denouement that will shock and move readers as much as it does the characters."-- Philadelphia Inquirer

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Eleanor Murphy Branch meeting room