Goldie Taylor and Glory Edim for THE LOVE YOU SAVE *IN-PERSON*
Loyalty is so excited to welcome Goldie Taylor and Glory Edim for an IN-PERSON event celebrating The Love You Save! Join us at Loyalty's Petworth store at 7 PM on Tuesday, January 31st for a discussion with these two fabulous authors, followed by a meet + greet & book signing!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
"The Love You Save will console and inspire countless people."--J.R. Moehringer, New York Times bestselling author of The Tender Bar
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings meets Educated in this harrowing, deeply hopeful memoir of family, faith and the power of books--from acclaimed journalist and human rights activist Goldie Taylor
Aunt Gerald takes in anyone who asks, but the conditions are harsh. For her young niece Goldie Taylor, abandoned by her mother and coping with trauma of her own, life in Gerald's East St. Louis comes with nothing but a threadbare blanket on the living room floor.
But amid the pain and anguish, Goldie discovers a secret. She can find kinship among writers like James Baldwin and Toni Morrison. She can find hope in a nurturing teacher who helps her find her voice. And books, she realizes, can save her life.
Goldie Taylor's debut memoir shines a light on the strictures of race, class and gender in a post-Jim Crow America while offering a nuanced, empathetic portrait of a family in a pitched battle for its very soul.
Profoundly moving, exquisitely rendered and ultimately uplifting, The Love You Save is a story about hidden strength, perseverance against unimaginable odds, the beauty and pain of girlhood, and the power of the written word.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Goldie Taylor is a veteran journalist, cable news political analyst and human rights activist who has written about national politics and social justice issues for over thirty years. She been featured on NBC News, MSNBC, ABC News, CNN, HLN, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, The Dr. Phil Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and Good Morning America, as well as NPR's All Things Considered. She has written for Salon, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Creative Loafing, St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Grio, Huffington Post, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Essence, and most recently as editor-at-large for The Daily Beast. Her novel Paper Gods, is currently in development with John Legend’s Get Lifted Productions and Sony Television. She lives in Boston.
ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER
Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club and digital platform that celebrates Black literature and sisterhood. The author and editor of Well-Read Black Girl, Edim won the 2017 Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.
Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event.