Event Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Group for Adults (She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore)

June 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All are welcome to join Novel Ideas, NPL's Adult Book Group! We read a different fiction title every month and meet to discuss it. This month's title is: She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore.


Three extraordinary people use their unusual powers to protect the fledgling state of Liberia. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them.

Come join us in the Director's Room. No reservations necessary. If you would like staff to put the book on hold for you, call us at 978-465-4428.

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