Read a good book lately and want to share it with others? Do you prefer poetry, plays, or classical literature? Are you frustrated by the current political atmosphere and would like to discuss various political commentaries? Or are you a sucker for reading science, computer technology, or other research articles? How about autobiographies, biographies, or historical nonfiction/fiction? We believe there is something to learn in everything; We love to read and to discuss stories, philosophies, and ideas, even if we don't agree with them. This is a book club that is designed to embrace multiculturalism, individualism, and to discuss the state of the human condition. Must be tolerant of all races, creeds, sexes, genders, religions, and orientations to join. We generally meetup the first or second Sunday of each month.
To be considered for membership, please fill out our new member questionnaire to tell us a little about you as a reader, to give us an idea of what it is you enjoy reading and what you hope to find in joining the Book Worms of Denton! We generally limit our membership to people who live in Denton County and who do not already belong to more than ten meetup groups. If you fall into one or both of these "restricted" categories, you may still apply, but please include an argument that you will really travel up to an hour round trip to attend our meetings or that, out of your umpteen meetup clubs, ours is the one you will faithfully attend!
In this widely praised first novel, Tommy Orange, a member of the Arapaho and Cheyenne Nations, explores and portrays both the Native American past and the vibrant and difficult present of the American Indian community as it exists in the urban environment of Oakland. His large cast of characters have to deal with institutional racism, substance abuse, homelessness and unemployment in the midst of a city that has physically and psychically covered over the land of their ancestors. They have to struggle with the question of what does it mean to be a "native" American in the world of 21st century urban America, a place that would have seemed utterly alien to their grandmothers.