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Tue, Sep 08


Zoom Book Club

"American Spy" Mysteries to Die For Book Club

The Mysteries to Die For Zoom Book Club led by Elsie Souza. This month we’re discussing "American Spy" by Lauren Wilkinson. “Lauren Wilkinson’s American Spy, inspired by true events, is a thrilling, original read.”—Real Simple

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"American Spy" Mysteries to Die For Book Club
"American Spy" Mysteries to Die For Book Club

Time & Location

Sep 08, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Zoom Book Club

About the event

A fee of $18 is required for participation. This includes a copy of American Spyand the book club meeting. The book can be picked up curbside (We will send you an email when the book is ready for pickup) or you can have it shipped to you via USMail.

Complete the registration and we will get you the book with before the meeting. The Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the book club meeting.

About American Spy:

It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant, but she's also a young black woman working in an old boys' club. Her career has stalled out, she's overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she's given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes. Yes, even though she secretly admires the work Sankara is doing for his country. Yes, even though she is still grieving the mysterious death of her sister, whose example led Marie to this career path in the first place. Yes, even though a furious part of her suspects she's being offered the job because of her appearance and not her talent.

In the year that follows, Marie will observe Sankara, seduce him, and ultimately have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, a sister, and a good American.

Inspired by true events—Thomas Sankara is known as “Africa’s Che Guevara”—American Spy knits together a gripping spy thriller, a heartbreaking family drama, and a passionate romance. This is a face of the Cold War you’ve never seen before, and it introduces a powerful new literary voice.


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    "American Spy" The Mysteries to Die For Zoom Book Club led by Elsie Souza.

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