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Book Club  |  A Time To Wander by Chera Thompson and NF Johnson

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6 pm

Two college kids on two different roads.Save for the one they share.An email exchange between former college lovers takes them back to their college years at Kent State, the 1970s. The Vietnam War is raging. Anti-war rallies hit the breaking point. It was a time of bell bottoms, vinyl, incense, free love, and travel by thumb.For Kris and Lena, two strangers on two very different paths, a thrown beer bottle shatters the lives they have known, bringing them together by chance. Lena is attracted to Kris and his live-in-the-moment personality. When he invites her to join him on a winter break hitchhiking trip, she kicks aside her uptight attitude and accepts the adventure. The trip is harrowing at times, comical during others, and poignant as Lena and Kris learn about themselves and each other.The events that shape and seal the fate of their relationship in unpredictable ways are revealed in the authors’ female/male alternating perspectives.Inspired by true events, A TIME TO WANDER is a magical tale of freedom before the future takes hold.


The Center’s book club takes place on the First Thursday of the month and features books written by WNY authors. Whenever possible, the author will attend the meeting!

For more information, please contact Mary Kozub at 716-878-3156 or email

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