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3rd Tuesday Book Club (Group B)


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Group A meets to discuss The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride.

“1972. Workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, digging the foundations for a new development, never expected to find a skeleton at the bottom of a well. One of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighborhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows.

This is the neighborhood where Moshe and Chona Ludlow lived when Moshe integrated his theater and Chona ran the Heaven & Earth Grocery Store. When the state came looking for a deaf boy to institutionalize him, it was Chona and Nate Timblin, the Black janitor at Moshe’s theater and the unofficial leader of the Black community on Chicken Hill, who worked together to keep the boy safe.”

The meeting will take place in the Conference Room on the 2nd floor. To confirm location and details, call 803-642-2020, extension 3