January Book Club

Join us Wednesday afternoons in January to discuss J. Drew Lanham’s memoir The Home Place.

We’ll meet from 4:30 -5:15pm on Jan 6th, 13th, and 20th  for conversation as we make our way through the book. These conversations are open to all at no cost and will take place on Zoom. Please register here.

About The Home Place from Reading Group Choices: 

From the fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist J. Drew Lanham.

Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina―a place “easy to pass by on the way somewhere else”―has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be “the rare bird, the oddity.”

By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South―and in America today.