Join us to discuss Jazz by Toni Morrison. In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears and deep realities of black urban life.
If you’d like to read ahead, March's book is Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout. Have a book suggestion for the Book Chat? Email Marsha Blumenthal.