The Bookies – Book Club – Tuesday, 11/21 at 7PM

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For November, the Bookies will be reading There, There by Tommy Orange. We have multiple copies available for checkout.

New members are always welcome!

This program is held both in-person and on Zoom. If you would like to attend virtually, please contact Joyce at for the Zoom link.

Summary: A wondrous and shattering novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time.

They converge and collide on one fateful day at the Big Oakland Powwow and 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.