LIVE from NYPL: Terry McMillan with Tayari Jones

Tue. May 26, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back returns with a story of defying expectations and finding joy.


It's Not All Downhill from Here book coverAt 68, Loretha Curry is living well. Her days are filled with life-long friends, an adoring husband, and the running of her beauty-supply empire. Despite her age, she is determined to thrive, no matter the views that her mother and twin sister try to impose about how her age should make her feel. But when she is unexpectedly struck by loss, the very foundation on which she has built her success feels like it is faltering. 


Terry McMillan discusses It’s Not All Downhill from Here, her creative influences, and the career she has built writing stories about resilience. She will be joined in conversation by the Women's Prize for Fiction-winning author of An American MarriageTayari Jones.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Terry McMillanTerry McMillan is the author of I Almost Forgot About YouWaiting to ExhaleHow Stella Got Her Groove BackA Day Late and a Dollar Short,The Interruption of Everything,and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Four of Ms. McMillan’s novels, including Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back have been made into movies.


Tayari JonesTayari Jones is a New York Times best-selling author of four novels, including An American Marriage, which was awarded the Aspen Words Prize and an NAACP Image Award.  It has been published in two dozen countries. Jones is an A. D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.

Produced in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.


GET THE BOOK

Readers everywhere who wish to purchase a copies of Terry McMillan's It's Not All Downhill from Here and Tayari Jones's An American Marriage can do so at The New York Public Library Shop. If you have an NYPL library card—or live in New York state and want to apply for one now—you can borrow other titles by Terry McMillan for free with our e-reader app SimplyE, available for iOS and Android devices. 


This program will be streamed on Zoom and simulcast to YouTube. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. Please check your email shortly before the discussion to receive the link. Captions for this event will be provided.




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Terry McMillan photo © Matthew Jordan Smith
Tayari Jones photo © Tyson Alan Horne

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