The Book Nook & Java Shop 
& Best Cellars Wine Bar

                                                       A Place for Friends to Gather Since 2002

Book Club

Join us for 

Book Club 

6pm 

Wednesday,

March 7


See Book Review

In The Blue Jazz

7pm Thursday

February 22

       Aeden McCauley  

 7pm Friday

 February 23


  10am Saturday

 February 24


  Serita's Black Rose

7pm Saturday

February 24

Watch Bryan 1st Monday of the Month on WZZM

Overview


No one sat me down and told me I was a Negro. That was something I figured out on the sly...


So begins acclaimed critic and novelist Darryl Pinckney’s debut novel, High Cotton, an elegant and insightful look into the world of upper-middle-class black elite, or, in a term popularized by W. E. B. Du Bois, “the talented tenth.” The story follows an unnamed narrator as he moves from his safe childhood in conservative Indianapolis to a brief tenure as minister of information for a local radical organization, to eventually settling into the life as an expatriate in Paris. 


Through it all, his imagination is increasingly dominated by his elderly African American relations and the lessons of their experiences in the “Old Country” of the South.


Challenging the traditional form of the novel in its use of both fiction and autobiography, High Cotton, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, signaled the arrival of a powerful literary force in American letters.

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Weekend Music

THIS WEEK AT THE BOOK NOOK & JAVA SHOP 

Toastmasters

5:45 pm  Monday

February 19

Trivia Night

Returning in Spring  








  Steve Theilman

Piano

10am  Tuesday

February 20 

Classical Night

Haijin Choi & Emily Grabinski

7 pm

Tuesday

 February 20

Eric

Michaels

9am 
Thursday                             February 22