On April 9th at 9 pm, the Caribbean Book Club will be discussing Somerset Grove by Dionne Peart. Click here to get your own copy and join in on the discussion on Facebook in the Caribbean Book Club Group.
Tweet us with your questions and comments using the hashtags #caribbeanbookclub or #somersetgrove
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@deepeart – Dionne Peart, Author
@socamomdc – Eva Wilson, Host
@yfennell – Sherrie Fennell
@heymvd – Nicole Barrett
@tlcbrit, @craveculture – Tricia Clarke
@cleverlychangin – Elle of Cleverly Changing
@jayblessed – Jamie Alleyne
@carryonkerry, @carryonfriends – Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown
@racablog – Alysia S. Christiani
@styleandvibes – Mikelah Rose
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Three generations of the women in the Wright family all dream of leaving their home in a small Jamaican town, but each woman encounters obstacles and matters of the heart that keep her from living the life she wants. In varying ways, Somerset Grove explores inter-generational dissonance and its ability to overwhelm the individual will. The lives of Ruby, Angelique and Carmen mirror each other. They are intertwined leaving little air for personal growth. Peart’s characters crave validation through the chimera of fancy houses, furniture, homes and social etiquette. Told with alternating points-of-view SomersetGrove shows how the Wright women solider on from generation-to-generation in an effort to move beyond wounds that never had a chance to heal. Readers who enjoy Jamaican author Colin Channer (The Girl with the Golden Shoes) Elise Augstave (The Roving Tree) Lauren (‘Til the Well Runs Dry) and other writers of Caribbean descent will appreciate the flavors and temperatures of Somerset Grove.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dionne L. Peart, a Jamaican descendant, was born in England and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She currently resides in Washington, DC where she practices law and is working on more books including Blackheart Man, a story based on a Jamaican legend where a string of tragedies on the island sparks the hunt for a young man with a questionable past. Dionne enjoys a spicy red snapper or a mango smoothie and enjoys writing and reading works that explore another time, place and culture. Two of her writing inspirations are Marlon James and Edwidge Danticat. The Jamaica Gleaner recognized Dionne as “part of an emerging genre of writing by Jamaicans in this society.” BET.com featured Somerset Grove on their “You Gotta Have It” list for January 2015.