Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Maya Angelou's Mom & Me & Mom Subject Of Roosevelt Island NY Public Library Book Discussion Group Thursday, June 19 - You're Invited

Image From Maya Angelou

Reported May 28 on the death of writer and poet Maya Angelou.

According to the Roosevelt Island New York Public Library (524 Main Street), on Thursday June 19:
The Book Discussion Group will discuss Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou.
You're invited. The discussion starts at 6:30 PM.

Maya Angelou discussed the book with ABC's This Week Sunday.

Publisher Random House adds:
... For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them....