Wiley Cash's Open Canon Book Club
For each month's selection of the Open Canon Book Club Wiley Cash will post discussion questions on his website and across my social media accounts, and will also host live book club discussions online and in independent bookstores. The authors of each month's selection will be invited to participate in any and every way that interests them. He will also post and share relevant documentaries, essays, websites, and blogs that will enrich the experience of reading and discussing the month's selection.
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December: The Girls of Usually by Lori Horvitz
January: Shelter by Jung Yun
February: Winter in the Blood by James Welch
March: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
April: Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
May: Whiskey and Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith
June: The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen
July: Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison
August: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the “shiksa in her living room,” a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the “happy blonde families,” she becomes a “hippie chick” who travels the world in search of … something.
Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can’t afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family’s future.
A contemporary classic from a major writer of the Native American renaissance — "Brilliant, brutal and, in my opinion, Welch's best work." —Tommy Orange, The Washington Post
“This is a story intimately and compassionately told against the sensuous background of everyday life in Bombay.”—Washington Post Book World
“Bracingly honest.”—New York Times Book Review
The author of Bombay Time, If Today Be Sweet, and <
Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day.
O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of the SummerLonglisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith's mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family, from an author Roxane Gay has called "a consummate storyteller."
The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as seven other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs
The great Native American Novel of a battered veteran returning home to heal his mind and spirit