Join the Friends of VCU Libraries Book Club on Sunday, December 4th to discuss The Final Revival of Opal & Nev,. Dawnie Walton’s debut novel is the winner of the 2022 Cabell First Novelist Award which honors an outstanding debut novel published during the preceding calendar year. The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, follows the story of an interracial rock duo’s sudden 1970s rise to stardom, the band’s headline-making breakup and the secrets that, decades later, threaten to mar a potential future as they consider reuniting for one last time. Read more about the book from the publisher’s website here.

We will meet in The Mapp Room on the 4th Floor of the Cabell Library at 2pm (a Zoom option is available or those who do not wish to come to campus.) The event is free and open to the public. To attend, please email Kelly Gotschalk at

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