Welcome to our first book club meeting of 2020! Join the Office of Alumni Relations as we discuss the 2019 historical fiction novel The Water Dancer by
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time: 5:30–7:00 pm
Location: Regina Peruggi Room
Treats and refreshments will be available.
Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.
So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. (Goodreads synopsis, 2019)
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