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Book Discussion: There There (One Maryland, One Book)

Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Maryland Humanities for a discussion of the book There, There by Tommy Orange. FREE copies of the book are available at branches on a first come, first served basis as sponsored by Maryland Humanities.

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A wondrous and shattering award-winning novel that 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. They converge and collide on one fateful day at the Big Oakland Powwow and 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

A book with “so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation” (The New York Times). It is fierce, funny, suspenseful, and impossible to put down--full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.

Monday, September 18, 2023 at 6:00pm

Walbrook
3203 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

Event Type

Book Discussions, One Maryland One Book, Civic Engagement

Age Group

Adults

Compass Category

Programs For Adults

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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