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DISCUSS: There There by Tommy Orange

The Chatter Box of Long Grove

NOTE: We will be meeting in person outside at our normal venue (the Chatterbox in Long Grove) in October! We will closely monitor the CDC levels of transmission for Lake County to make sure it's safe to meet and will keep this event info updated and current. Mask required if you are not fully vaccinated.

Tommy Orange's wondrous and shattering novel 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. 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 unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.

(Goodreads: 3.98/5)

Discussion Questions: https://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/fiction/11317-there-there-orange?start=3

DISCUSS: Dune: The Graphic Novel by Frank Herbert

The Chatter Box of Long Grove

NOTE: Because it will most likely be too cold to meet outside we will closely monitor the CDC levels of transmission for Lake County to decide if it's safe to meet inside or if we will meet on Zoom. We will keep this event info updated and current.

Dune, Frank Herbert’s epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fanstastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format.

(Goodreads: 4.02/5)

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DISCUSS: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

The Chatter Box of Long Grove

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