Join Karyn Storts-Brinks on Monday, August 14 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room for a discussion of The Mothers by Brit Bennett.
Set in contemporary Southern California, The Mothers follows the lives of three young people as they grapple with the far-reaching effects of decisions made one fateful summer. Beautiful and smart, Nadia finds her world falling apart after her mother commits suicide. She starts a relationship with Luke, the son of a pastor whose college football dreams were dashed by an injury. Nadia soon finds herself pregnant. The decisions that follow will echo in the lives of Nadia, Luke, and Nadia's closest friend Aubrey for decades.
Karyn Storts-Brinks has called East Tennessee home for the past nineteen years, and is increasingly self-congratulatory about choosing Knoxville as the best city in which to roost. She has a masters degree in English Education and certification in School Library Media from the University of Tennessee, and is very proud of her twelve-year career as librarian at Fulton High School. She is a board member of the Knoxville Feminist Action Brigade. She shares a home with a husband who has also made a career of helping Other People's Children, and three of the best dogs that ever lived.