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Join us Wednesday, June 22 for an online discussion of Deesha Philyaw's The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

   Join us for a discussion of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, a National Book Award-finalist by Deesha Philyaw. Published in 2020, this debut short story collection explores the raw and tender places where black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions.
    The Secret Lives of Church Ladies won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the 2020/2021 Story Prize, and the 2020 LA Times Book Prize: The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies focuses on Black women, sex, and the Black church, and is being adapted for television by HBO Max.
     This online program will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 via Zoom. As always, this program is free and open to all.

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Topic: UCity Book Group: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
Time: Jun 22, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Don't forget to join us next Wednesday, June 19 for a virtual author visit from Deesha Philyaw! She'll read from and discuss The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, and take questions from our readers! Keep an eye on your inbox for the invite to the Zoom-based event.
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