"A Rage in Harlem"

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

On 11 March, Kaite Stover led a group in discussing Chester Himes' seminal mystery novel, "A Rage in Harlem." Published in 1957, the novel is the first to feature Himes' two Harlem police detectives, Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. We had a spirited discussion, with participants bringing a lot of their personal knowledge about the South (though the story is set in Harlem, a lot of the backstory is set in Mississippi). This was part of the Winter Reading Program and part of the Bluford Grand Re-opening.

Please join us for future book discussions at Bluford. The next discussion takes place on April 10 (Saturday) at 3p. We'll be reading Nikki Giovanni's "Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea." To order a copy, please call the Bluford Branch at 816-701-3482, or contact your local branch.

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