Thursday Night Book Club

Join us on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. If interested, please contact Alice Carnes at 704-453-4175 or for more info and zoom link.

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by Drew Lanham
”In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored.”
Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina—a place “easy to pass by on the way somewhere else”—has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be “the rare bird, the oddity.”