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Come join the Prime Timers Minneapolis/St. Paul monthy Book Club.  We welcome new and returning members to any book club meeting.  There‚Äôs no requirement to attend more than a single meeting and we always welcome a new face. Meetings are informal and fun interactive experiences.  Because the book under discussion is often just the starting point launching us into wide ranging conversations both personal and philosophical. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Book Selection:

Hosts: Miss Kitty

Date: April 20th, 1:15 PM

What: No Ashes in the Fire

Author: Darnell L. Moore

Book Description

From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir. When Darnell Moore was fourteen, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they thought he was gay, and poured a jug of gasoline on him. He escaped, but just barely. It wasn't the last time he would face death.

Three decades later, Moore is an award-winning writer, a leading Black Lives Matter activist, and an advocate for justice and liberation. In No Ashes in the Fire, he shares the journey taken by that scared, bullied teenager who not only survived, but found his calling. Moore's transcendence over the myriad forces of repression that faced him is a testament to the grace and care of the people who loved him, and to his hometown, Camden, NJ, scarred and ignored but brimming with life. Moore reminds us that liberation is possible if we commit ourselves to fighting for it, and if we dream and create futures where those who survive on society's edges can thrive.

No Ashes in the Fire is a story of beauty and hope-and an honest reckoning with family, with place, and with what it means to be free.

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year (2018)

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1220 E Lake St.

Minneapolis MN 55407


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