Books On Tap - Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir In-Person
Join us Tuesday, September 26th at the Oar and Oak restaurant located at 2385 Main St, Stratford, CT. We will meet at 7:00pm and then start our discussion at 7:30pm. Please tell all your friends this is so exciting.
We will be discussing Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford. Copies are available at the check out desk. Let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing everyone.
Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley C. Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration . . . and Ashley’s entire world is turned upside down.
Somebody’s Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.
- Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)