Rice's graceful memoir is a personal, multigenerational look into her own, and our country's, past. With vivid and heartfelt writing, Rice, former U.S. secretary of state under George W. Bush, looks back on her grandparents and parents, then moves forward through her own life up to the 2000 election. Rice was a child during the height of the Civil Rights Movement while living in staunchly segregated Alabama. Despite the circumstances of their lives, Rice's parents were dedicated to education and providing the best opportunities possible to their daughter, an only child.
Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss Sue Monk Kidd's 2014 novel, The Invention of Wings.
The novel explores the lives of abolitionist Sarah Grimke and slave Hetty "Handful" Grimke and the relationship between the two women.
In April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, we will discuss the poem "Black Zodiac" by Poet Laureate Charles Wright.
We are fortunate to have professor Margaret Soltan from the English Department of George Washington University join us: Professor Soltan has studied and written extensively on modern poetry, and is the co-author of the incandescent book, Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Woolf, and Merrill.
Please join us for an exuberant discussion in Room 220.