Join the Kankakee Public Library for our monthly book discussion group, Soul Collections.
This group reviews a wide range of book selections that specifically spotlights African-American authors and themes. July’s selection will be Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn. This event will be held on Thursday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m. All books reviewed may be checked out at the Circulation desk of the Kankakee Public Library.
Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman―fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves―must confront long-hidden scars. From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise.