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La Jolla Reads!

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La Jolla Riford Library and Warwick's present LA JOLLA READS!  Our local version of "One Book, One San Diego". Every four months we will choose a different title for everyone to enjoy. What a great way to get everyone in the community talking about the same book!  The library has ordered extra copies of  There There by Tommy Orange.  If you find you can’t wait to get your hands on it, Warwick’s is offering 20% off.

Our next meeting is in January 2019 (date/time TBD) at the La Jolla Riford Library!

Happy reading everyone!

 

THERE THERE

A new kind of Native American epic that explores the breadth of modern Native American life.

 In Tommy Orange's debut novel, the stories of twelve unforgettable characters, urban Indians living in Oakland, California, converge and collide on one fateful day while attending the Big Oakland Powwow.  As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the powwow, momentum builds towards a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything.   There will be glorious communion and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry.  There will also be sacrifice, heroism, and loss.

 

There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen.  It's devastating at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down.  Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force.  Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addition, abuse, and suicide.  This book is destined to be a classic.


"Tommy Orange is part of a generation of writers who are shattering old tropes and stereotypes about Native American literature, experience, and identity."

- Christopher Thompson, The New York Times