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Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17th @ 11 a.m. in the Eagle Event Center (SC142).

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The Office of Historical Corrections

by Danielle V. Evans

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The award-winning author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self brings her signature voice and insight to the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history.

Danielle Evans is widely acclaimed for her blisteringly smart voice and X-ray insights into complex human relationships. With The Office of Historical Corrections, Evans zooms in on particular moments and relationships in her characters’ lives in a way that allows them to speak to larger issues of race, culture, and history. She introduces us to Black and multiracial characters who are experiencing the universal confusions of lust and love, and getting walloped by grief—all while exploring how history haunts us, personally and collectively. Ultimately, she provokes us to think about the truths of American history—about who gets to tell them, and the cost of setting the record straight.

In “Boys Go to Jupiter,” a white college student tries to reinvent herself after a photo of her in a Confederate-flag bikini goes viral. In “Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain,” a photojournalist is forced to confront her own losses while attending an old friend’s unexpectedly dramatic wedding. And in the eye-opening title novella, a black scholar from Washington, DC, is drawn into a complex historical mystery that spans generations and puts her job, her love life, and her oldest friendship at risk.

About

The NWTC Library hosts Include Me!, a book club focused on diversity, inclusion, and promoting stories from underrepresented voices. 

Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to join. Time spent reading can be submitted as Professional Development hours with your supervisor’s approval.

Book discussions will be held in spring, summer, and fall. We hope you can join us!

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