The Harvard Club of Miami
cordially invites you to join us for a
BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
"The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead
Webinar via Zoom
(Zoom info will be sent to all attendees prior to event)
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required
Registration deadline Monday, December 20 @ 5:00 pm
Please join us for our next book club session on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 6:00pm, according to our regular cadence on the third Tuesday of each month. Due to COVID, we will be holding meetings for now via Zoom, but we hope to have an in-person component when circumstances permit.
Our next book discussion will be "The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead. When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, he finds himself trapped in a grotesque chamber of horrors. Elwood’s only salvation is his friendship with fellow “delinquent” Turner, which deepens despite Turner’s conviction that Elwood is hopelessly naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. As life at the Academy becomes ever more perilous, the tension between Elwood’s ideals and Turner’s skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Based on the real story of a reform school that operated for 111 years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers and “should further cement Whitehead as one of his generation's best" (Entertainment Weekly). Please join us for meaningful conversation, great company, and new experiences! To participate in the book club, please sign up via the button below to register free for the event, order the book on your own, and read it in time for our group discussion.
When ordering books, we encourage our members to support local business if convenient. Thanks to Rob Rosen (AB ’74, JD ’79), we have secured a 20% discount on book club readings with Books & Books by utilizing the "HARVARD" promo code. You can order the hardcover or e-Book editions from Books and Books through this link. If you have any questions or require additional information, please reach out directly to our committee chair Jason Wong AB'10 (email@example.com). Many thanks to our Book Club Steering Committee for their efforts in establishing this new Harvard Club of Miami activity: James Manahan, AB'58, JD'61, Jason Wong AB'10, Stacey Gordon, AB'98, MPP'02, and Rob Rosen AB '74, JD '79.
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