The Good Lord Bird by James McBride at the NV City Library Drop-in Book Club

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North Vancouver City Library

Join NVCL’s Drop-in Book Club for a discussion of The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride. The Club is open to adults of all ages; no registration is required. We meet approximately every six weeks, from 7-8:30pm in the Third Floor Program Room of the North Vancouver City Library

• January 21, 2015: They Called Me Number One, by Bev Sellars
• March 4, 2015: A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
• April 15, 2015: Writing With Grace, by Judy McFarlane
• May 27, 2015: Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger
• June 24, 2015: The Death of Bees, by Lisa O’Donnell

For more information visit our Book Clubs page on our website at or contact Heidi Schiller at or 604-998-3474.

About The Good Lord Bird

The memoirs of Henry Shackleford, a slave in Kansas during the Bleeding Kansas era, are discovered in a Delaware church. Henry, nicknamed “Little Onion” for eating a particularly rancid onion, accidentally encounters abolitionist John Brown in a tavern. Brown mistakes Henry for a girl because he wears a dress; Shackleford wears a dress for much of the novel. The two join together, and Henry narrates his encounters with Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and the events at John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry The book is narrated in the first person through Henry.



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