On the first Wednesday of every month, Binnacle Books and Denning's Point Distillery team up to co-host a book club discussion.
Attendees receive 10% off that month's book and $5 cocktails or beer at the meeting.
Join us for our next meeting, to be held October 10th (Note the date change!) at 7pm at Denning's Point Distillery to discuss There There by Tommy Orange. This “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) novel is the story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day.
As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss.
There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It’s “masterful . . . white-hot . . . devastating” (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down.
Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. There There is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic. Join us at the Distillery (just around the corner from the bookstore at 10 N Chestnut St. ) on October 10th to discuss!