UUCT Book Club
The UUCT Book Club has selected the books for May, June, and July, so that participants will have time to acquire and read the books.
May 13, 2021: There There by Tommy Orange, copyright 2018
There There, about Native Americans living in modern-day Oakland, was widely hailed as one of the best novels of 2018. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, Orange lives in California and teaches writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. “There There” explores what it means to be an urban Indian. It features a wide cast of characters who are all Native American, but with varying degrees of connection to the culture.
June 10, 2021: A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell, copyright 2019
The story of “the Coolheaded, One-Legged Spy Who Changed the Course of World War II”
July 8, 2021: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo, copyright 2019 Excerpts from Kirkus Review: A young houseboy and a dressmaker's apprentice get drawn into a mystery in 1930s Malaya [Colonial Malaysia]. Choo (The Ghost Bride, 2013) continues her exploration of Malayan folklore here with questions that point to the borders where the magical and the real overlap: Choo weaves her research in with a feather-light touch, and readers will be so caught up in the natural and supernatural intrigue that the serious themes here about colonialism and power dynamics, about gender and class, are absorbed with equal delicacy.
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