SECCA Book Discussion

SECCA Book Discussion is open to the public. The book club focuses on contemporary literary fiction and memoirs. The club meets regularly at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem.

The fall theme is ‘Retelling Stories,’ novels that adapt or respond to classic works.

 

Book club members, make sure to mention your book club when checking out in-store at Bookmarks to save 20% off your book club purchases.  

Upcoming 2024 Selections:

  • January: Whalefall by Daniel Kraus
  • February: Chain-Gang, All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei- Brenyah
  • March: People Collide by Isle McElroy
  • April: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • May: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • June: Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Whalefall: A Novel By Daniel Kraus Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781665918169
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Published: MTV Books - August 8th, 2023

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER
Named a Best Book of 2023 by Book Riot, Shelf Awareness, and NPR

The Martian meets 127 Hours in this “astoundingly great” (Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author) and scientifically accurate thriller about a scuba diver who’s been swallowed by an eighty-foot, sixty-ton sperm


Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593317334
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Published: Pantheon - May 2nd, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION • A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own in this explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New Y


People Collide: A Novel By Isle McElroy Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063283756
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Published: HarperVia - September 26th, 2023

“A big project knocking around in a small package, portending even bigger projects ahead.”—New York Times

“A little Kafkaesque, a little Hitchcockian, a little Freaky Friday, but McElroy makes this dizzying story their own.”—Electric Literature


The Road: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Vintage International) By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307387899
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2007

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle).


Never Let Me Go (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400078776
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes “a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist—a moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic.


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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel By Maria Semple Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this "whip-smart and divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times).