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CityLit Co-Sponsors September 28th Appearance by James McBride

09/26/2017
CityLit Project is pleased to join the Enoch Pratt Free Library in presenting James McBride on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7 pm, at The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. The event is the latest in the Pratt's series of Writers LIVE programs.

James McBride returns to fiction with Five-Carat Soul, an arresting collection of stories that present unexpected voices and brilliantly memorable characters. From an antique toy dealer chasing the discovery of a lifetime to a mixed-race child who believes he’s the son of Abraham Lincoln; a P.h.D student who uncovers a war story more complicated than he imagined to five poor kids playing in a neighborhood band; a lion’s understanding of the world to a boxer fighting for his literal soul: McBride’s stories display his dazzling ability to invoke a range of voices and startling scenarios. His language delights and captivates, and his remarkable characters show how our common humanity unites us all.

McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, the bestselling American classic The Color of Water, and the bestsellers Song Yet Sung and Miracle at St. Anna. He is also the author of Kill ‘Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. A recipient of the National Humanities Medal, McBride is also Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

The Enoch Pratt's Writers LIVE program is supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

The Ivy Bookshop will have copies of James McBride's book for sale at a book signing following the program.



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