May 3, 2019
What happens when all the black
people in a Southern town decide to pack their things and leave?
First published in 1962 A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelly
had been largely forgotten until rediscovered by journalist Kathryn
Schulz. Her New Yorker article put it back on the map. Laura's book
club were intrigued by the story, but did it live up to the
cultural hype? Meanwhile Kate's book club tackled If Beale Street
Could Talk by James Baldwin, a moving story of love in
the face of injustice set in Harlem, New York. The Hollywood
film adaptation was nominated for several awards but what did we
think of the book? Listen in to find out.