Vance Chavis Book Discussion
"Five-Carat Soul" by James McBride
- Date: 09/08/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Location: Vance Chavis Branch Library
900 S. Benbow Rd.
Greensboro, North Carolina 27406
- Introduction: We will discuss "Five-Carat Soul" by James McBride.
The stories in Five-Carat Soul--none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives.