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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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Carolina Bailey
Community Room
Book discussion of There There by Tommy Orange

Book discussion of There There by Tommy Orange

Study Room
Wednesday, May 29, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A relentlessly paced multigenerational story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. They dream of coming together in glorious communion--a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry--but there will also be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss.

Here is a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. An unforgettable debut, destined to become required reading in schools and universities across the country.

Study Room
Delivery of book carts for Friends Book Sale
Community Room