We will be discussing Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina.
A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can't keep down what food she gets; she's fourteen and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull's new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. Meanwhile, brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting.
As the twelve days that make up the novel's framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family--motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce--pulls itself up to face another day. A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, Salvage the Bones is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.
The most popular Burnett and Bradley canvas from the trunk show is this colorful Halloween Stand-Up. The design area is 10 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches and it comes with a stitch guide by Ruth Dilts and Joan Lohr.
The trunk show price is $102.
The canvas has all the classic Halloween characters: bat, ghost, spider and a pumpkin patch.
Several of us are stitching it and plan to have it ready to use next Fall, some of us are hoping to substitute threads from our stash to use up some of the stuff at home too.
We will hold a Stitch and Chat on a Sunday afternoon to keep us motivated, date to be determined in early 2019.
Please let us know if you want to purchase this canvas and stitch guide and join us! Call the store at 201-612-7770 or email [email protected], the deadline to take advantage of the special trunk show pricing is December 5, 2018.