Tuesday June 6: 6:00PM 7:00PM

Bustle's American Woman Book Club is back! We've made it our mission in 2017 to read novels by women of all different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, social classes, religions, and sexualities. This month, the book club will be reading Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson.

Allegedly tells the haunting and heart-wrenching story of Mary B. Addison, who killed a baby. Allegedly. Mary didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn't say.

Mary survived six years in juvenile hall before being dumped in a group home. But the house isn't really "home" — no place where you fear for your life can be considered a home. Home is Ted, who she meets on assignment at a nursing home. There wasn't a point to setting the record straight before, but now she's got Ted — and their unborn child — to think about. When the state threatens to take her baby, Mary must find the voice to fight her past. And her fate lies in the hands of the one person she distrusts the most: her Momma. No one knows the real Momma. But who really knows the real Mary?

This event will be located on the second floor of our store.

This event is free to attend. Reserve a copy of Allegedly here. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located on the 2nd floor of Strand at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.