January Riot Reads Meeting: Heart Berries
Join Indy Reads for Riot Reads’ book club on January 14th at 11am!
Interested in reading books about social issues from authors whose voices have historically been silenced? Join this book club focusing on books about social justice from authors who know what they’re talking about. Topics include culture, disability, politics, race, religion, sexuality, sex and gender, socioeconomic status, and anything else we want to put on the table. All are welcome. Please join us for a lively discussion!
January’s Book: Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
Heart Berries: A Memoir is the debut book from First Nation Canadian writer Terese Marie Mailhot. It follows Mailhot through her troubled childhood, early and tumultuous motherhood, and into her adult struggles with mental health and personal identity. Maillot’s memoir covers many topics relevant to the lives of Indigenous women, including Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. It reached 14 on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardback non-fiction, and was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. A number of critics have noted, both positively and negatively, the unique style of the piece, yet despite or because of this, it has received a warm reception and overall praise.
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