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The Digital Book Club selection for August is Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi: This tale of magical realism follows teenaged Perdita Lee as she searches for her mother’s long-lost friend, a mystery wrapped up in Perdita’s extraordinary family recipe for gingerbread. The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with this bewitching and inventive novel.
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Register below to join the Digital Book Club discussion on Zoom on August 26 at 2:00 p.m., led by Pequot Library’s Chief Librarian Christine Catallo. Registered participants will receive an email on the day of the event with link/details on how to join the meeting. Limited to 100 participants.
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Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories, beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe.
About Helen Oyeyemi
Helen Oyeyemi is the author of the story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, along with five novels—most recently Boy, Snow, Bird, which was a finalist for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She received a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award and a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta‘s Best Young British Novelists.