Join us October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines.
“This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960’s. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner’s Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury.” Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has ‘endured,’ has seen almost everything and foretold the rest. Gaines’ novel brings to mind other great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine’s travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years and things to find the one true story in it all.” — Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek.
Ask at the desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a copy of this classic. And be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
11/27/18–The Group by Mary McCarthy