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‘Stay With Me’ at book club

OW Staff Writer | 1/12/2018, midnight

The Palmdale City Library will host the next meeting of the African American Authors Book Club to discuss the novel “Stay With Me” by Ayòbámi Adébáyò on Jan. 16 at 6:45 pm at the library, 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.

“Stay With Me” is a novel about a married Nigerian couple who must grapple with staggering levels of loss and betrayal in their quest to create a family for themselves. Secure in the love of her husband in spite of cultural pressures for him to have a polygamous marriage, Yejide is overwhelmed by shock and pain when her initial inability to become pregnant compels her husband to take a second wife, a situation that leads to her own desperate and fateful quest to conceive a child.

The African American Authors Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:45 pm. New members are welcome to attend.

The Palmdale City Library is open from 10 a.m. To 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. To 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. On Sunday. For more details, call (661)267-5600, TDD 267-5167, or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.