In late February 2020, Silent Book Club Torino hosted its first book mob—two dozen readers took over a subway car and read in silence from one end of the line to the other. The local news covered the story, and I messaged the organizers, Enrico Nada and Monica Di Martino, to congratulate them on the success of the event.
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The Rib King, an intricately woven historical novel, centers around the black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family in the early 20th century. Author Ladee Hubbard masterfully deconstructs painful African American stereotypes and offers a fresh and searing critique on race, class, privilege, ambition, exploitation, and the seeds of rage in America.
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