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Zoom Book Club! "Deacon King Kong" by James McBride.

James McBride is an accomplished musician and the author of the National Book Award -winning novel "The Good Lord Bird," and the bestselling American classic "The Color of Water."

New from the best-selling author is a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting.
In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since
the National Book Award-winning "The Good Lord Bird."

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of the Year.
Oprah's Book Club Pick.
Staff recommended!

A great review on NPR here. Fast, Complex And Funny, "Deacon King Kong" Is A Love Letter To New York City.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Address: 
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Books: 
Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735216730
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594481925
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2006

The Good Lord Bird: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632785
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - August 5th, 2014