Tuesday, October 10th 7:00 PM
So. Cal's Own Brit Bennett Releases Paperback of
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel, The Mothers, is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition.
It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth.
Brit Bennett was born and raised in Southern California, graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. The Mothers was a New York Times Bestseller and released to rave reviews. Read Bennett's profound piece on race, called "I Don't Know What to do With Good White People".