The Book Group will meet again on Friday, March 29 to discuss the year-long bestseller “There There” by Tommy Orange. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, Tommy Orange has been recognized as a new and original “voice” in contemporary literature, and his debut novel became a bestseller rapidly by word of mouth. His book describes the lives of twelve Native Americans as they prepare to travel from various parts of the country to attend the Big Oakland Powwow. He gives voice to Native Americans who live in the cities and struggle to find an identity that encompasses their history as a people, the urban struggles against addiction, abuse and suicide, and the beauty and spirituality of their ethnic traditions. Many readers have found this to be a remarkable and eye-opening novel.
The Book Group meets at 2 o’clock in the comfort of the church Lounge. New members are always welcome, even for a single session to discuss one particular book.