Adult Afternoon Book Club

September 25 2019

2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia by Mary Helen Stefaniak

Join us for a discussion of The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia by Mary Helen Stefaniak

Eleven-year-old Gladys Cailiff can’t help but be impressed by her new teacher, Miss Spivey, who arrives in Threestep, Georgia, at the height of the Great Depression. After all, she’s never seen someone quite like her. Miss Spivey smokes, drives a truck, and reads to her class from the classic Thousand and One Nights. Inspired by the book, Miss Spivey decides to turn the annual town festival into a Baghdad bazaar, complete with characters from the stories, a camel, and sets custom-made by the Cailiffs’ gifted neighbor, Theo Boykin, an African American teenager. But when Miss Spivey’s progressive vision proves threatening to some, it triggers a chain of events that culminate in triumph and tragedy for the talented teen.

All are welcome and registration is not required. Copies of the next book are available at each meeting. 

  • Where: The Joyce's Sun Room
No registration necessary
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