Book Club

Keep St. Pete Lit invites you to a monthly book club gathering in collaboration with Florida Craft Art. The bookclub meeting will take place in the Classroom upstairs above Florida Craft Art Gallery in the Art Lofts space. Enter the RED double doors off 5th St. N. and take the elevator to access the classroom. It is directly across from the elevator on the 2nd floor. 
Suggested donation is $5.00
The selection for May is Berry Picking: A Novel by Amanda Peters

2023 Barnes & Noble Discover Prize Winner
Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

A four-year-old Mi’kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a mystery that will haunt the survivors, unravel a family, and remain unsolved for nearly fifty years

"A stunning debut about love, race, brutality, and the balm of forgiveness." —People, A Best New Book

July 1962. A Mi’kmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks later, four-year-old Ruthie, the family’s youngest child, vanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brother, Joe, sitting on a favorite rock at the edge of a berry field. Joe will remain distraught by his sister’s disappearance for years to come.

In Maine, a young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Her father is emotionally distant, her mother frustratingly overprotective. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows older, Norma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents aren’t telling her. Unwilling to abandon her intuition, she will spend decades trying to uncover this family secret.

For readers of The Vanishing Half and Woman of Light
, this showstopping debut by a vibrant new voice in fiction is a riveting novel about the search for truth, the shadow of trauma, and the persistence of love across time.

Date: Wednesday, May 1st

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Art Lofts at Florida Craft Art

10 5th St. N. St. Pete