August 6, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
“Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel 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 Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. 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. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.”–Provided by publisher.
One Book – One Lincoln is a community reading project co-sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries. The program encourages all adults in Lincoln and Lancaster County to read and discuss the same book at the same time. The goal of the program is to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community-wide reading and discussion experience. The three finalists for 2019 were announce on Memorial Day. Votig will take place through July 31st. The winning title in the popular vote will be announced on Labor Day. Vote for your favorite at www.lincolnlibraries.org
Meet Katie Murtha from Lincoln City Libraries and join in the discussion of each title.
Tuesday, 7/30 – The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham
Tuesday, 8/6 – The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
Tuesday, 8/13 – There, There by Tommy Orange