Happy Bookers Discussion Group

Next meeting: Wednesday, July 22
at 2:00 pm and 7:00 p.m.

Sag Harbor

by Colson Whitehead

Benji, one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan, tries desperately to fit in, but every summer, he and his brother, Reggie, escape to the East End of Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals has built a world of is own.


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Discussion Questions

What is Ben's family life like?

How do the 1980s appear from Ben's perspective?

What does Sag Harbor mean to those who spend the summer there?

How is the novel shaped by issues of race?

Questions excerpted from NoveList (library card required).


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Upcoming Selections:

August - The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

September - The Graves Are Walking by John Kelly

October - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

November - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


Happy Bookers selections are chosen by the participants.  Suggest a book for discussion

The Happy Bookers is Phillipsburg Library's monthly book discussion group.  We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Newcomers are always welcome, and no registration is necessary.  Call Deb at 908-454-3712 for more information.

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