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Brit Bennett

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00p.m.

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love and ambition. It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, 17-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. “The Mothers” asks whether a “what if” can be more powerful than an experience itself.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.