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Contemporary Books:  


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

There, There by Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange’s shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not yet realize. 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. Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2018.




booksTuesday, July 9, 2019

Book Lovers Choice

During this popular meeting for group members and newcomers alike, readers are invited to a free-wheeling conversation about authors, titles, and opinions on books they’ve read recently or books they’d like to read-- fiction or non-fiction, old or new. Share your thoughts on the prospective titles for the next year of reading and discussion! All book lovers are welcome to participate and bring along ideas for the upcoming year in this annual planning session.



lincolninthebardoTuesday, August 13, 2019

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the sixteenth president after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War. An unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a thrilling, supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. “A boldly imagined, exquisitely sensitive, sharply funny, and utterly unnerving historical and metaphysical drama.” (Booklist)


For more information about the Contemporary Books Discussion Group, contact Sarah Vargas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or734-453-0750, ext. 213.