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Harrisburg Young Professionals Book Club

One thing we can say for sure at the HYP Book Club is that we’ve never read an African-American female sci-fi author. Since we like to take the road less-traveled, we’re going to remedy that this month, with Kindred by the renowned Octavia Butler. It’s about a young African-American writer, who somehow travels back and forth between her present-day LA home and a pre-Civil War Maryland plantation, meeting her ancestors, and becoming more and more involved in their lives the more she goes back. Although it’s categorized as sci-fi, Butler herself has talked about how “Kindred” crosses boundaries, calling it a “kind of grim fantasy.” 

We meet in the back room (behind the children’s section) of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Please RSVP and/or send questions to Joe Foner at joefoner1@gmail.com. See you there, and happy reading!

Earlier Event: September 8
Summer Tent Sale!