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  • Nov 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award, SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward tells the story of a hurricane building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi.  Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what food she gets; she's fourteen and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull's new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. Meanwhile, brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting. As the twelve days that make up the novel's framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family-motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce-pulls itself up to face another day. A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty.

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  • Alice P.

    Another great discussion of another book I thoroughly enjoyed but would probably never have picked out on my own. Thanks, Marilyn, for nominating it. Enjoyed the many insights we all shared at the meeting.

    November 25, 2013

  • Lori

    FYI, I Googled Bois Sauvage and the translation came back as wild wood.

    November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a pleasure meeting everyone and having a great discussion.

    November 22, 2013

  • Alice P.

    I see we have a vote up for December book, but wondering if we will actually be doing a book that month or will that be the holiday party night.

    October 30, 2013

    • josephine j.

      Alice, welcome back! We're doing our party January 17, 2014, a Friday, so December will be the usual book discussion.

      November 21, 2013

  • josephine j.

    This is such a great book to talk about. I'm looking forward to the conversation!

    November 21, 2013

  • JP C.

    The DPC just announced the buffet menu for that night - Thursday, Nov. 21: Roasted turkey, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, $10.00.

    November 18, 2013

  • JP C.

    If anyone is still looking for the book, Tattered Cover on Colfax has a pile of used copies for $4.98 - if the LoDo store is more convenient, I'd guess they have some of the same, or would bring in one of the used copies if you asked.

    November 6, 2013

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