Book Talk: There There

Join Gunnison's Book Talk Club where the group meets monthly to discuss the current book of the month. All is welcome to read and join in on discussions.  There There by Tommy Orange. Follows twelve characters traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other, and telling the plight of the urban Native American.

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12/05/2019 - 7:00 PM

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12/05/2019 - 8:00 PM

Book Talk: There There

Thursday, December 5. 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Join Gunnison’s Book Talk Club where the group meets monthly to discuss the current book of the month. All is welcome to read and join in on discussions. Free for community members. Suggested donation during meetings.  For more information email gacbooktalk@gmail.com 

There There by Tommy Orange. Follows twelve characters traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other, and telling the plight of the urban Native American.

 

 

GAC Book Talk Books 2019-2020 Season:                                                                                                                  

 

September 5      The Overstory  by Richard Powers                                                   led by Narcissa

Immerses the reader in the lives of a wide cast of characters to whom trees are not exactly an addiction but will become important.

 

October 3            The Library Book  by Susan Orlean                                                         led by Judy

A love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.

 

November 7       The Common Good  by Robert B. Reich                                               led by Ellen

A common good constitutes the very essence of any society or nation.

 

December 5       There There by Tommy Orange                                                               led by Stacy

Follows twelve characters traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other, and telling the plight of the urban Native American.

 

January 9             Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

2nd Thursday      by David Grann                                                                                               led by Betsy

In the 1920s, the oil rich Osage Nation in Oklahoma began to be killed off until the newly formed FBI took the case.

 

February 6          H is for Hawk  by Helen Macdonald                                                       led by Susan

Goshawk Mabel’s temperament mirrors Helen’s  grief after her father’s death, and together raptor and human “discover the pain and beauty of being alive.”

 

March 5               Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City  by Matthew Desmond

led by Steve

Follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads.

 

April 2                   Crooked House  by Agatha Christie                                                        led by Paula

The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling mansion until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered, and they all have reason to kill him.

 

May 7                   Warlight  by Michael Ondaatje                                                                led by Lyda

After WWII, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand during that time, and embarks on a journey through reality, recollection, and imagi­nation.

 

June 4                   Go Tell It on the Mountain  by James Baldwin                                  led by Vikki

A fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity in 1935.

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