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Own Voices Book Discussion

Event Type: Adults
Date: 11/17/2021
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 [Online] Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀. Yejide and Akin have been married since shortly after they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage, after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas, and unlikely cures, Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she has time, until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant, which, finally, she does, but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine. An electrifying novel of enormous emotional power, Stay with Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family.

The Own Voices Book Discussion reads books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.

Get the book on Overdrive/Libby, cloudLibrary, or check it out from the library (Vernon Area library card required).

Interlibrary loan copies of the book are available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders (while supplies last); registration required.

Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the online discussion.

On the Vernon Library app: TAP HERE to register for this program.
   Vernon Area Public Library
Location: ONLINE
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Emily
Status: Closed


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