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Sunday NovelTea: The Book of Lost Friends

2021-03-07 15:00:00 2021-03-07 16:00:00 America/Chicago Sunday NovelTea: The Book of Lost Friends Sunday afternoon book group for adults. Join us as we discuss The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate. Grab your favorite cup of tea and join us on Zoom! Hoover Public Library

Sunday, March 07
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-07 15:00:00 2021-03-07 16:00:00 America/Chicago Sunday NovelTea: The Book of Lost Friends Sunday afternoon book group for adults. Join us as we discuss The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate. Grab your favorite cup of tea and join us on Zoom! Hoover Public Library

Sunday afternoon book group for adults. Join us as we discuss The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate. Grab your favorite cup of tea and join us on Zoom!

Join the discussion here.

A new novel inspired by historical events: a story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers their story and its connection to her own students' lives.

Lisa Wingate brings to life stories from actual "Lost Friends" advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold off.

Louisiana, 1875 In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia's former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope.

Louisiana, 1987 For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt--until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

-from Goodreads

Hoover Public Library

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Phone: 205-444-7800
Branch manager
Amanda Borden

Hours

Hoover Public Library

We're closed Monday January 18
Mon, Jan 11 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jan 12 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jan 13 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jan 14 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jan 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Jan 16 9:00AM to 6:00PM
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200 Municipal Drive
Hoover
Hoover, AL 35216
Tel: 205-444-7800

About the branch

Located in Hoover, Alabama, at 200 Municipal Drive, the Hoover Public Library has been operating since 1983. The Hoover Public Library seeks to reinvent the way communities view libraries. As the heart and soul of the Hoover community, we are more than just a library. We’re the place you come to meet your friends, experience live theater, peruse art, listen to music, entertain your children, learn about new technology, seek job searching assistance, explore your interests, find good book recommendations and much, much more. We seek to grow our patronage by offering an unparalleled customer experience.

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