🍂 As the leaves begin to change and the crisp autumn breeze sets in, we are excited to unveil our fall book club selection Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.
The fall club runs from Sep 1 – Nov 30. We have a recommended reading schedule and forum for weekly discussion.
🌪️ About the Book: “Salvage the Bones” invites us to step into the lives of a family living in rural Mississippi just days before the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina strikes. Through the eyes of 15-year-old Esch, we see the raw struggles, dreams, and unbreakable bonds that define their existence. As they brace themselves for the hurricane, they also face their own personal storms, both literal and metaphorical.
📖 Themes that Resonate: This book examines themes of family and survival, identity and gender dynamics, and the unpredictability of nature. It shines a light on the strength that comes from unity, the complexities of self-discovery, and the profound impact of life’s unexpected twists.
🧡 Why “Salvage the Bones”?: The intricate characters, rich setting, and poignant symbolism of this book make it a perfect choice for our fall discussions. We’ll delve into the ties that bind us, the challenges we overcome, and the profound ways in which our identities are shaped.
🗓️ Reading Schedule: Starting September 1st, we’ll read one chapter a week, allowing us to savor the story’s nuances and engage in thoughtful discussions that delve deep into each section.
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