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REFRESHING READS

REFRESHING READS

There, There by Tommy Orange

A wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It’s “masterful . . . white-hot . . . devastating” (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written 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. This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic.

“When a book review says, “This book will ruin Thanksgiving for you,” I was immediately hooked.  When The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews all say it's one of the best books of 2018, another red flag went up.  I had to see what all the buzz was about.  Reading a book by a Native American author during November may sound cliché, but I think we all need our eyes opened a little wider to what that celebration is all about.” -- Shannon

Date:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time:
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Avenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar, 10632 S. Cicero Ave
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Book Group  

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