You are here

Zora and Me: The Summoner Virtual Book Launch

Victoria Bond will discuss her new book, Zora and Me: The Summoner. Purchase event tickets below.

Date: October 13th

Time: 7:00 PM

A Zoom link will be emailed after a ticket is purchased. The $5 ticket price will be credited towards any purchases for books in the Zora and Me series made before the event.

In the finale to the acclaimed trilogy, upheaval in Zora Neale Hurston’s family and hometown persuade her to leave childhood behind and find her destiny beyond Eatonville.

For Carrie and her best friend, Zora, Eatonville—America’s first incorporated Black township—has been an idyllic place to live out their childhoods. But when a lynch mob crosses the town’s border to pursue a fugitive and a grave robbery resuscitates the ugly sins of the past, the safe ground beneath them seems to shift. Not only has Zora’s own father—the showboating preacher John Hurston—decided to run against the town’s trusted mayor, but there are other unsettling things afoot, including a heartbreaking family loss, a friend’s sudden illness, and the suggestion of voodoo and zombie-ism in the air, which a curious and grieving Zora becomes all too willing to entertain.

In this fictionalized tale, award-winning author Victoria Bond explores the end of childhood and the bittersweet goodbye to Eatonville by preeminent author Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960). In so doing, she brings to a satisfying conclusion the story begun in the award-winning Zora and Me and its sequel, Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground, sparking inquisitive readers to explore Hurston’s own seminal work.
 

Zora and Me: The Summoner Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536216677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

In the finale to the acclaimed trilogy, upheaval in Zora Neale Hurston’s family and hometown persuade her to leave childhood behind and find her destiny beyond Eatonville.


Zora and Me Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763658144
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - December 27th, 2011

Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Author Award Winner 2011!

Endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust


Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground Cover Image
Not currently available
ISBN: 9781536208887
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - May 12th, 2020

A 2019 Edgar Award Nominee

A powerful fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood adventures explores the idea of collective memory and the lingering effects of slavery.


Terms and Conditions

© 2009-2015 Words, LLC | 179 Maplewood Avenue | Maplewood NJ 07040 | 973-763-9500 | info@wordsbookstore.com