September Online Book Discussion: ‘Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body’ by Roxane Gay

Copies of the books will be available at the library and participants are encouraged to read the book and post their comments below any time during the month. These discussions are open to the public and all participants are welcome.

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book cover for Hunger by Roxane GaySeptember’s title is Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay.

“The book’s short, sharp chapters come alive in vivid personal anecdotes. . . . And on nearly every page, Gay’s raw, powerful prose plants a flag, facing down decades of shame and self-loathing by reclaiming the body she never should have had to lose.”

(Entertainment Weekly)


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  1. Ledyard Public Libraries

    – A painful and powerfully honest memoir following one of the most humiliating and tragic events suffered by the author. Although difficult to read at times, there are elements of hope, friendship, love, and empathy for others throughout. Perhaps, the author’s greatest moment is the discovery of her family’s love–that it had been there all along. This novel is a journey of personal growth, from self-loathing and hiding to self-acceptance as racially different, a woman, academic, writer, and finally, a whole person.

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