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Diverse Thrillers with Jennifer Baker

4 Monthly Sessions Sundays, 12:00 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST January 15 to April 16, 2023

Online via Zoom

The ‘With Books’ option includes all titles required for this group at a additional 10% discount from our Bookstore.


Meeting Dates:
1/15, 2/12, 3/12, 4/16
Online via Zoom

The beauty of thrillers is the suspension of belief and setting aside of expectations. This reading group focuses on four novels by contemporary writers of color that span time and place, showcasing the artistry of melding culture, blending the supernatural or speculative with real-world stakes, and tapping into universal & individual fears that keep readers enthralled and questioning the ever-changing world the characters inhabit. The chilling narratives chosen for discussion include ones that tackle displacement, espionage, and imperialism. When No One Is Watching traces a conspiracy that may be tied to paranoia or by design, The Only Good Indians taps into a haunting that never leaves a group over the years, Tender Is the Flesh is a dystopian reality where people seek to survive at a cost, and Velvet Was the Night is a 1970s noir that unravels one woman’s disappearance.

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    Jennifer Baker

    Jennifer Baker

    Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional of 20 years, the creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and faculty member of the MFA program in creative nonfiction at Bay Path University. Jennifer is also the editor of the BIPOC-short story anthology Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria Books, 2018) and the author of the forthcoming novel Forgive Me Not (Putnam BFYR, 2023). Her fiction, nonfiction, and criticism has appeared in various print and online publications. Her website is: jennifernbaker.com.