Library EventThe Mothers by Brit Bennett - an All Iowa Reads book discussion

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

05/26/2020 7:00pm 05/26/2020 8:00pm The Mothers by Brit Bennett - an All Iowa Reads book discussion Join ICPL staff online for a discussion of The Mothers by Brit Bennett the 2020 All Iowa Reads book selection for adults. 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. Registration is required and the discussion link will be sent out the morning of the discussion. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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Join ICPL staff online for a discussion of The Mothers by Brit Bennett the 2020 All Iowa Reads book selection for adults.

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.

Registration is required and the discussion link will be sent out the morning of the discussion.

This event is open to the public.