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Author Talk & Book Signing with Marita Golden

May 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

The Wide Circumference of Love
by Marita Golden

From an award-winning author, a moving story of acceptance, adaptation, and unconditional love in the face of one of life’s greatest challenges.

The Wide Circumference of Love comes at a time when African Americans “are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than whites,” according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Back with her latest novel in more than a decade, acclaimed author Marita Golden deftly explores this nuanced and timely subject through the African-American experience.

“It is always heartening to see women step up to the writer’s table. When the results are as adroit and affecting as Marita Golden’s work, it is more than satisfying it is a cause for celebration.” —Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate

Join us on May 16, 2017 from 7PM to 9PM at Oxon Hill Library for an author talk and book signing with Marita Golden. Marita is an acclaimed, award-winning author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. She cofounded and serves as president emeritus of Hurston/Wright Foundation. Marita is the recipient of many awards including the Writers for Writers Award presented by Barnes & Noble and Poets & Writers, and the Fiction Award for her novel After awarded by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Praise on behalf of The Wide Circumference of Love & Marita Golden

“Golden’s redemptive novel is a tale of family survival in which love softens the brutal edges of an insidious disease.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A deeply resonant and important novel that everyone should read. Marita Golden writes with unsurpassed grace and humanity about Alzheimer’s, family, the burden of memory, and the enduring power of love.” — Julie Otsuka, bestselling author of The Buddha in the Attic

“Marita Golden has written a heartwarming novel about the human capacity to love even under the most challenging of circumstances. The Wide Circumference of Love tells about the many dimensions of love and our courage to move forward in a life that could be ‘sullen with darkness,’ but also ‘lit with grace.’ This is a story that will linger in the heart long after the last page is read.” —Elizabeth Nunez, author of Even in Paradise

“Golden has a rare gift for the poetry of language.” —San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle “A wonderful storyteller, an uncompromising mind, Marita Golden explores the African-American experience in a completely original way.” —Newsweek

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May 16, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Oxon Hill Library
(301) 839-2400


Oxon Hill Library
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