Charis welcomes debut novelist, Dr. Rita Woods, for a discussion with Charis Circle Board chair and Black Feminist Book Club leader, Dr. Susana Morris, in celebration of Remembrance, a multi-generational historical novel that winds from Haiti in 1791 to New Orleans in 1857, all the way to Ohio in the present day. Remembrance, It’s a rumor, a whisper passed in the fields and veiled behind sheets of laundry. A hidden stop on the underground road to freedom, a safe haven protected by more than secrecy…if you can make it there. If you love the speculative fiction of Octavia Butler and the multi-generational family struggle of Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing, you want to read Remembrance. This is a Charis Circle from margin to center literary event. The suggested donation is $5.
"Stunning. ... Family is at the core of Remembrance, the breathtaking debut novel by Rita Woods." -- The Boston Globe. This breakout historical debut with modern resonance is perfect for the many fans of The Underground Railroad and Orphan Train.