Fiction Book Club: There There

Please join us for a discussion of Tommy Orange's novel, There There. 

One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, TimeO, The Oprah MagazineThe Dallas Morning News, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe

Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize

Winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

"Powerful. . . . There There has so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it's a revelation." -- The New York Times 

Tommy Orange's shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not yet realize. There is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and working to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, who is pulling his life back together after his uncle's death, has come to work at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil has come to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American--grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable.

Event date: 

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Battenkill Books
15 E. Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816