Join us on the last Friday of every month from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. at Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Drive, Suite 106, Raleigh, NC 27609. It is just south of 440 off of Six Forks Road.
Join us for July’s Wonderland Book Club as Charlotte-born author A.J. (Anna Jean) Mayhew joins us for our discussion of her debut novel, The Dry Grass of August. On a scorching day in August 1954, thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family's black maid, Mary Luther. Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. More information about ordering the book and book club discussion questions are at http://www.annajeanmayhew.com.
Many of us read fiction like writers, so this group is especially attuned to aspiring writers who want to know more about the craft of writing. The books we chose are all available in paperback and can be found at the library in print or audio.
The Wonderland Book Club is sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network (NCWN) www.ncwriters.org
You can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Grass-August-Anna-Jean-Mayhew/dp/0758254091/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401657395&sr=1-1&keywords=Dry+Grass+of+August