Kramers Dinner & A Story: w/ Spines & Vines
Kramers is proud to host Spines & Vines for their first Dinner & a Story! Join us on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm for an evening of dinner and discussion! We'll be discussing Anissa Gray's The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls. Stop by Kramerbooks to pick up your copy! Ticket price includes entrée, dessert, glass of wine, and 15% off next meeting's book pick (will be announced at dinner). Special wine flights will be chosen by DC Bookstagramer, Jamise Harper to pair with the current book selection at an additional purchase. ABOUT SPINES & VINES Spines & Vines is a love affair with books and wine! Jamise Harper is the DC bookstagrammer behind Spines & Vines who also created the #diversespines initiative to highlight literature authored by women of color. Members of the Spines & Vines community are book lovers who are interested in reading more diversely, expanding their awareness of other cultures while enjoying the latest wine varietal of the season. Reading diversely teaches about others and is key to fostering empathy and respect. Come sip & flip with us as we read and discuss books written by women of color! ABOUT THE CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS “If you enjoyed An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, read The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls…an absorbing commentary on love, family and forgiveness.”—The Washington Post “A fast-paced, intriguing story..the novel’s real achievement is its uncommon perceptiveness on the origins and variations of addiction.”—The New York Times Book Review One of the most anticipated reads of 2019 from Vogue, Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Essence, Bustle, HelloGiggles and Cosmo! “The Mothers meets An American Marriage” (HelloGiggles) in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you. The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest—but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband, Proctor, are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened. As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important.
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