- Let's read the "sublime revelation" THERE THERE: A NOVEL by Tommy Orange
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
One of the NYTimes, Washington Post, NPR best books of the year, "There, There: a Novel" follows twelve characters from Native communities all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected so one another in ways they may not yet realize. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American- grappling with a painful and complex history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and heroism. Margaret Atwood calls this novel "an astounding literary debut." If interested, please watch this PBS interview with the author: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFc7nREWy34 AS USUAL, AFTER THE DISCUSSION PLEASE JOIN US FOR DINNER/DRINKS AT WILDE BAR AND RESTAURANT. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THEN!
- Let's discuss "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor - engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey - hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. Please join us after the discussion for food, drinks and more conversation at Wilde on Broadway.