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Morning Coffee Book Club @ The WMML

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Morning Coffee Book Club

Read on the Edge with the Morning Coffee Book Club. This month's book is There There by Tommy Orange. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Cornelia White Community Room at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library in downtown Palm Springs.

The Morning Coffee Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library and is open to everyone. Members of the club read the selected book for the month, then join in lively discussions. Please click here to see a list of future selections for the Morning Coffee Book Club.

Refreshments are generously provided by Aspen Mills Bakery. Thank you, Aspen Mills!


September 18, 2019

There There by Tommy Orange

There There—Shortlisted for The Pulitzer Prize

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.

 

 

 

 

 


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