Free Library of Philadelphia - 'Five-Carat Soul' - James McBride

Five-Carat Soul

James McBride

“Absorbing and darkly funny” (San Francisco Chronicle), James McBride is the author of the National Book Award winner The Good Lord Bird, in which a young boy born into slavery joins abolitionist John Brown’s doomed mission. His nonfiction books include the New York Times bestselling memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother and Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul. His other novels are Miracle at St. Anna, which he adapted for Spike Lee’s film, and Song Yet Sung. Also an award-winning composer, screenwriter, and saxophonist, McBride received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2016. Five-Carat Soulis a short-story collection that examines history, race, and identity in unpredictably poignant ways. 

Admission is free.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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ISBN: 9780735216693
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2017