Rainy Day Books Contemporary Book Club will discuss There, There by Tommy Orange

Rainy Day Books Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction Book Club

EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books will Present an In-Store Book Club Discussion of There There by Tommy Orange.  Melanie Pierce, Bookseller, will lead the discussion of There There.


  • Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award
  • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize
  • Winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
  • Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
  • “Powerful. . . . There There has 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

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.  There is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and working to make it back to the family she left behind.  Dene Oxendene, who is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death, has come to work at the powwow to honor his memory.  Fourteen-year-old Orvil has come 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 laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, June 17, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205.  Please Contact Melanie Pierce, Bookseller via E-Mail or Call Rainy Day Books at 913-384-3126 with your comment and/or questions.

ADMISSION PACKAGE PER PERSON (Admit 1 Person plus 1 Softcover):  $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Softcover of There There by Tommy Orange, and 1 Reserved Seat.

SEATING IS LIMITED:  We encourage you to secure your Seat in advance.  Seating is Limited to 20 Customers.

DISCLAIMER:  All Event Sales are final, non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Event date: 
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205
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