A view of Oakland as the sunsets over the water.Image by Jeff Pierre

Reedley College's
One Book, One College
Choice for 2020-2021

The cover of There There and a photo of the author Tommy Orange
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Orange, Tommy. There There.
       Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

 

MLA 8 Book Citation

There There is critically acclaimed and award-winning

Winner (2019):
American Book Award, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, 
National Book Critics Circle, John Leonard Prize, PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Novel, 
Society of American Historians James, Fenimore Cooper Prize for Historical Fiction

Finalist (2019)
Art Siedenbaum Award, Aspen Words Literary Prize, Dayton Literacy Peace Prize for Fiction, 
Pulitzer Prize (Fiction)

 

Someone wearing white sneakers stands on a pier in Oakland. Image by Michael Emono

Articles for Your Consideration

 

​Charles, Ron. "What does it mean to be Native American? A new novel offers

a bracing answer." The Washington Post, 29 May. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/what-does-it-mean-to-be-native-american-a-new-novel-offers-a-bracing-answer/2018/05/29/a508d0ba-6289-11e8-a768-ed043e33f1dc_story.html

 

Corrigan, Maureen. "Pithy And Pointed 'There There' Puts Native American

Voices Front And Center." NPR, 18 June. 2018. https://www.npr.org/2018/06/18/621011107/pithy-and-pointed-there-there-puts-native-american-voices-front-and-center

Toibin, Colm. "Yes, Tommy Orange's New Novel Is Really That Good." The

New York Times, 19 June. 2018.  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/19/books/review/tommy-orange-there-there.html

 

Treisman, Deborah. "Tommy Orange on Native American Representation."

The New Yorker, 19 Mar. 2019. https://www.newyorker.com/books/this-week-in-fiction/fiction-this-week-tommy-orange-2018-03-26

Someone wearing white sneakers stands on a pier in Oakland. Image by Michael Emono

Additional
Resources

 

"Using fiction to explore what it’s like to be Indigenous living in an urban city | Your Morning."

Youtube, uploaded by Your Morning, 11 June 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ExTGtlKmMg&feature=emb_logo

"'Writing out of a loneliness,' novelist explores the range of native experiences"

Youtube, uploaded by  PBS NewsHour,  14 Dec 2018,https://youtu.be/JXCbmuIFD8M

"'A Conversation with Native Americans on Race | Op - Docs."  Youtube, uploaded by the

New York Times,  15 Apr 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siMal6QVblE

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The photographic backdrops of this page uses city landscapes of Oakland, CA where There There takes place. Photographs are by Jeff Pierre and Michael Emono respectively.