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Griot African-American Book Discussion

Rebel by Beverly Jenkins

The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. May's selection: Rebel by Beverly Jenkins.

Monthly book discussion featuring works by African-American authors. For copies of the book, pick up a copy at Eola Road Branch Adult Reference desk (2nd floor), or contact Becky Clark at 630-264-3420.

Book description:

The first novel in USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins’s compelling new series follows a Northern woman south in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War… Valinda Lacy’s mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated community survive and flourish. But soon she discovers that here, freedom can also mean danger. When thugs destroy the school she has set up and then target her, Valinda runs for her life—and straight into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeq.  As an architect from an old New Orleans family, Drake has a deeply personal interest in rebuilding the city. Raised by strong women, he recognizes Valinda’s determination. And he can’t stop admiring—or wanting—her. But when Valinda’s father demands she return home to marry a man she doesn’t love, her daring rebellion draws Drake into an irresistible intrigue.

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Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-3400
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Becky Clark

Hours
We're closed Sunday August 16
Mon, Aug 10 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 Closed
Sat, Aug 15 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Sun, Aug 16 Closed

About the branch

This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

Contact Becky

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