Books & Booze: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin – Presented by Posman Books 2/19/19Tuesday, February 19 2019 7:00pm Start / Ends 9:00pm
Books & Booze: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin – Presented by Posman Books 2/19/19
at The Den
Ponce City Market’s Posman Books and City Winery have teamed up to put a new spin on the term “book club.”
Literature lovers can purchase their copy of the month’s selection today from Posman Books and later bring it to Atlanta’s urban winery to enjoy a spirited discussion among fellow readers.
Join us for a discussion of If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin at The City Winery on February 19th from 7 - 9 pm.
In this honest and stunning novel, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.
Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned.
Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope.
In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.