Sunday, June 18

Northminster Reads: The Sweetness of Water

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Sweetness of Water is a profound debut by Nathan Harris about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever. In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry—freed by the Emancipation Proclamation—sought refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys.

Discussion leaders will be Mary Beth Riner and Girtha Perkins. A Zoom link will be available here soon!