A Conversation with James McBride

James McBride is the author of the National Book Award-winning novel "The Good Lord Bird," and the critically acclaimed memoir "The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother," among others.

Free event, but reserve a seat here!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7 pm, 112 Woodland Building


McBride's new book, "Five Carat Soul," is a short story collection that examines history, race and ethnicity with the author’s usual compassion, humor and humanity.

The stories — none of them published before — spring from the place where identity, humanity and history converge. They’re funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic — all told with McBride’s unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail.

McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us.

Co-sponsored by The Abington Township Public Library and Penn State University Libraries.