Alachua Branch Book Club

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Join us at the Alachua Branch for a fun monthly book discussion. Each month we will select one Adult Fiction or Nonfiction title to read and discuss it as a group. Meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Copies of the current book will be available upon request at the Circulation Desk. To confirm availability, please call 386-462-2592 or email

Currently Reading:

book cover for Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo with decorative golden illustration with green and blue background

Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m.Alachua Branch Meeting Room

Anna is at a stage of her life when she's beginning to wonder who she really is. She has separated from her husband, her daughter is all grown up, and her mother — the only parent who raised her — is dead.

Searching through her mother's belongings one day, Anna finds clues about the African father she never knew. His student diaries chronicle his involvement in radical politics in 1970s London. Anna discovers that he eventually became the president — some would say dictator — of a small nation in West Africa. And he is still alive...

When Anna decides to track her father down, a journey begins that is disarmingly moving, funny, and fascinating. Like the metaphorical bird that gives the novel its name, Sankofa expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present to address universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for a family's hidden roots.

*Limited print copies of this title are available, but eBook copies can be checked out from Libby or OverDrive with no wait time*

Upcoming Meetings: 

March 21 – Code Girls by Liza Mundy

April 18 - To Be Determined


Previously Read: 

This Tender Land by William Kent

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak                                                                     

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

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By JordynC on January 18, 2023