UVA Club of Washington, DC: May Book Club

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Silver Diner- Clarendon

3200 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22201

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All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join your fellow Hoos for Book Club! For May, we'll read and discuss 'The Mothers' by Brit Bennett.

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"It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance-and the subsequent cover-up-will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.

In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever." - Amazon editor

Metro: Clarendon (Orange/Silver Line)

Please email Simay and Jess at uvabookclub@dchoos.org for more information.

This event is #open to all alumni, parents, and friends.

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Silver Diner- Clarendon

3200 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22201

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