Gather at the Table nominated for Phillis Wheatley Book Award

Posted July 8th, 2013 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

From almost 100 books that were considered, Gather at the Table is among the five nominated for the Phillis Wheatley Book Award for Nonfiction (biography and memoir). Winners will be announced July 19 at the 2013 Harlem Book Fair. Sharon Leslie Morgan will attend the award show. The QBR Wheatley Book Awards recognizes the best […]

Always searching for ancestors

Posted March 11th, 2013 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

A big part of what drew Sharon and me together for our Gather at the Table journey was, and is, genealogy. Sharon has done a lot more such research than I have. She runs the Our Black Ancestry website, “dedicated to providing information and services that help people explore and appreciate African American family history […]

“Gather at the Table is a book for all of us”

Posted January 13th, 2013 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

“I had to close this book frequently due to an eerie unease and a desire to deny. I stomped into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee and later stomped back for tea. But the book is just as intriguing and captivating as it is unsettling, so I headed back into the pages until […]

Gather at the Table named Barnes & Noble Bookseller Pick for November!

Posted November 14th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

The eBook of Gather at the Table has been selected as a Barnes & Noble ( “Favorite Current Affairs” Bookseller Pick for November! After appearing on the Amazon Movers & Shakers list, and being named by Random House among the four books it highlighted in its October e-Newsletter for “NEW Freshman-Year Reading Titles from […]

A Busy Week! Amazon Movers & Shakers + Random House e-Newsletter highlight!

Posted October 31st, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

I returned home over the weekend, feeling very lucky that Lindi’s and my flight from New York departed 2 days in advance of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival. My mind has been occupied by thoughts and concern for friends and family who have been impacted by the terrible storm and its aftermath. It’s also been a week […]

Gather at the Table with Melissa Harris-Perry!

Posted October 21st, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Let’s cut right to the chase… Sharon and Tom were interviewed at 30 Rock on Sunday, October 21, 2012 by Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSNBC show. The first segment (view it here) was with just Tom & Sharon). The second segment (view it here) included Matt Miller, MSNBC contributor and Washington Post correspondent, and Salamishah […]

Melissa Harris-Perry to interview Sharon & Tom on MSNBC this Sunday!

Posted October 19th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Tune into the Melissa Harris-Perry show this Sunday morning (10am – Noon, EDT; 7-9am PDT) for Tom & Sharon’s first national television interview! We’re scheduled to be on during the final half-hour segment (around 11:30am, EDT) to discuss Gather at the Table. We both have such high regard for Ms. Harris-Perry that we are particularly […]

Gather at the Table selling well & benefitting Coming to the Table

Posted October 16th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

We were thrilled to receive the following email this morning from Beacon Press: I wanted to let you know that Gather at the Table is selling quite nicely on our website, Much of the traffic is most likely due to our partnership with Coming to the Table and the affiliate program, so I wanted […]

Gather at the Table #5 in Race Relations books on Amazon

Posted October 9th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Publication Day success! We learned this evening that there were enough copies ordered on Amazon today to make Gather at the Table #5 in the categories of “Race Relations” as well as “Discrimination and Racism.” The only authors with books ranked higher in those categories are Michelle Alexander, Barack Obama, and Octavia Butler! Thanks to […]

Gather at the Table is now available! Order today and receive a free gift

Posted October 9th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Please spread the word to your friends, family, and social networks! Today, October 9, Beacon Press releases Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade. The book officially “launches” at Eastern Mennonite University, home of the STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience) and […]