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BlueMonday42
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Pickpick

Tommy Orange took his vast experience as an urban Native American and wrote a brilliant novel about what it means to be a Native American living in a major city. This was wonderful.

Cathythoughts It was wonderful 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
charl08 Great read: hope he's working on the next one. 1w
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Sheridanb
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange

“Most addictions aren‘t premeditated.”

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Sweettartlaura
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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BIG plans for #SeptemberTBR 😏
But I have some prompts to help.
There There is the Tacoma Reads book, and Tommy Orange is coming to town, so ✅
Tacoma‘s Extreme Reader Challenge is running a readathon AND a silent reading party, so that will help ✅
I must read 13 TBR books to keep on track for #MountTBR - Olympus ✅
Roughneck is a graphic novel - quick read ✅
I‘m half done with the Ahlborn ✅
And I am bound & determined to finish my #botmbacklog

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SW-T
Untitled | Unknown
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For Littens in the Oakland, CA area, The Octopus Literary Salon is closing its doors August 31st. 😢

On August 28 & 29, from 7pm onward, they‘re inviting everyone to hang out and have a drink and bid the Octopus bon voyage. They‘re also planning a Viking jazz funeral followed by a karaoke wake.

https://oaklandoctopus.org/

#news #oakland #storeclosing

Megabooks That‘s sad. 1mo
SW-T @Megabooks Agreed 😢 1mo
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Shksprsis
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I absolutely loved this book. It gutted me. I was crying and pleading and angry and ever other emotion possible. I enjoyed the structure and all the different stories and how they all eventually intersect. This is an amazing book. #therethere

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BaBaBaBillyAndTheBooks
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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In There There, nobody likes mirrors. Tony hates what fetal alcohol syndrome has done to his face. Orvil sees himself in a headdress and feels inauthentic. Searching for identity, to find some There There, 12 characters go to the Great Oakland Powwow. Despite individual burdens, characters feel an urge to live, to tell their story. What results is an interconnected mosaic of experiences — a more honest reflection of what it means to be Indian.

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Aimeesue
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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The "Indian head test pattern" that Orange describes in the prologue.

Book_Fairy_Mary I absolutely love this book! 1mo
Tanisha_A @Book_Fairy_Mary Loved it too! Great writing 1mo
Book_Fairy_Mary Yes! I've tried to recommend it to people, but they seem to always turn their nose up at it. Just give it a try, people! 1mo
Aimeesue @Book_Fairy_Mary It's a tough subject, and this book demands some empathy and some relatively deep moral thinking. I find that a lot of people don't enjoy breaking out of their comfort zones while reading. To each their own, I suppose. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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AnneCecilie
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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This is a book I never would have picked up if it wasn‘t for Litsy, and all the positive reviews I‘ve seen here and I‘m so glad I did.

This is a story about family and friends, all meeting for the big powwow competition. This book asks you what makes a family? Who decide your history and culture?

This is my “Indigenous Author” for #Booked2019

Texreader I‘m so familiar with #blameitonlitsy !! 2mo
Cinfhen Glad you picked this one up‼️I‘m looking forward to reading more from this author 😃 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review and pick! 2mo
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Zazu
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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On a New Mexico road trip! Of course, amidst all the incredible art and beautiful landscapes, I‘ve already found 4 bookstores. The owner of Brodsky Bookshop in Taos regaled me with a special tale of Tommy Orange who used to live here and go in all the time!

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jnichole
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange

"... That dance is your prayer. So don't rush it, and don't dance how you practice. There's only one way for an Indian man to express himself. It's that dance that comes from all the way back there. All the way over there. You learn to dance to keep it, to use it." ♥️???

Cathythoughts Love this quote. Loved the book too 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
jnichole I've really enjoyed reading this book. It's very well written and thoughtful. I'm looking forward to another book by Tommy Orange. 2mo
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