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Book Club

Book Split Book Club - Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation, by Maud Newton

We will split the book discussion into two sessions, so be sure to sign-up for both dates in October. Books will be available to check out and refreshments will be provided during the meet. Check out a copy from Lambertville Library (online or in-house), borrow through ILL, or purchase your own.

We will meet in the Library Gallery pending pandemic regulations.  A Zoom call will be shared if regulations change rather then in person at the library. 


An acclaimed writer goes searching for the truth about her wildly unconventional Southern family - and finds that our obsession with ancestors opens up new ways of seeing ourselves. -Penguin Random House Publishers

“A roadmap for all of us who long to understand, at the deepest level, where we come from.” -Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022 - Oprah Daily, Time, Esquire, The Millions, The Week, Thrillist, She Reads, Lit Hub, BookPage

“Riveting . . . Masterfully blending memoir and cultural criticism, Newton explores the cultural, scientific, and spiritual dimensions of ancestry, arguing for the transformational power of grappling with our inheritances.” -Esquire

“[A] powerful debut.” -Oprah Daily

“In grappling with her history, Newton explores intergenerational trauma, genetics and epigenetics, considering all the ways in which getting to know our ancestors can help us gain perspective on ourselves.” -Time

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Location: Library Gallery

Created by:   Lambertville Free Public Library

Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Available Slot
(Tue. 7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Names (13)

(Tue. 7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Names (13)

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