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.  

Learn more about Wiley Cash's Open Canon Book Club: https://www.wileycash.com/open-canon-book-club/

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December:  The Girls of Usually by Lori Horvitz



January:  Shelter by Jung Yun

February:  The Round House by Louise Erdrich

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


Girls of Usually Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612481364
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Published: Truman State University Press - January 15th, 2016

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.

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ISBN: 9781250118097
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Published: Picador - February 28th, 2017

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.

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ISBN: 9780060791568
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 6th, 2007

“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 <

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ISBN: 9780062065254
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2013

The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction.

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ISBN: 9780763691028
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2016

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.

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ISBN: 9781938235542
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Published: Hub City Press - May 21st, 2019

O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of the Summer

Longlisted 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 Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802124944
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Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

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.

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307396181
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Published: Broadway Books - September 9th, 2008


“As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs

Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Leslie Marmon Silko, Larry McMurtry (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143104919
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 26th, 2006

The great Native American Novel of a battered veteran returning home to heal his mind and spirit