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Monthly Book Discussion
A book discussion will take place at 6:00PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Jan-Romero Stevens Community Room, Main Library. All are welcome. Information on the books and authors to be discussed appear below. For more information on book availability, call the information desk at 928-213-2330 .
November 8, 2018
There There: A novel by Tommy Orange
This debut novel has been called fierce, funny, and heartbreaking. It’s a multigenerational story of the beauty and despair woven through the lives of 12 separate protagonists who travel from various pasts to the Big Oakland Powwow. Oranges characters trace the many ways of being Native and American in a modern world that induces both poetry and rage as it relegates the idea of “Native” to either black and white photos of nobility or digital stereotypes of addiction and poverty. Many have called Orange’s first book required reading for the new millennium.
December 13, 2018
TRIBE: ON HOMECOMING AND BELONGING by Sebastian Junger
The One Community Read for 2018-2020 in partnership with Coconino Community College
In a book that has been called thought-provoking and eloquent, Junger explores the social reality of connections lost on the home front and in modern combat. He asks big questions about how we live our lives as a society, why we do so, and how other times and places have dealt with the problem of human connection in a rapidly changing world.
January 10, 2019
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, Nadia and Saeed embark on a furtive love affair. As the violence escalates, they decide to leave their homeland and old lives behind. They find a door and step through. Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are.
February 14, 2019
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.
March 14, 2019
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly--thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved.