Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

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The New Deal Cafe

113 Centerway · Greenbelt, MD

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We will sit at the couch area to the right of when you immediately walk into the cafe.

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Let's meet to discuss Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, a relatable debut novel about black womanhood and what it means to search for love and for purpose in today's complicated world. All are welcome.

For more information about the book, please see the below description provided by Simon and Schuster:

"Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her."