Guess what? The HUB is starting a book club! It's called "In the Margin" and it’s for people who are often the only one in the room featuring novels from marginalized writers who don't often get the shine they deserve.Our first book is "There, There," by Tommy Orange which NPR describes as follows:
"Orange's story takes place in Oakland, Calif., and his title comes from the famous pronouncement about rootlessness that Gertrude Stein made when, as an adult, she revisited Oakland, her childhood home. "There is no there there," Stein said.
Orange knows the feeling and the terrain: He also grew up in Oakland and is enrolled in the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma. But in There There, Orange wanted to do something more than fictionalize his own experience. Instead, his novel is composed of the stories of a bunch of Native and mixed-race characters, all of them eventually converging in a climactic scene at a big powwow in the Oakland Coliseum."
Grab a copy from the SSU library (audiobook available) or from the Sonoma County library and join us for a discussion about this wonderful novel!