Join Hannah Houser on Monday, January 14 at 6:30 for a discussion of There There by Tommy Orange in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room.
This debut novel explores the complexities of urban life for modern Native Americans. Twelve individual stories of struggle, heartbreak, pride, and identity all weave together as the characters make their way to the Big Oakland Powwow. From a grandmother in recovery looking to reconcile her past, to a troubled teen roped into a sinister plot—each narrative provides a unique window into the lives of contemporary Native Americans while also grappling with their complicated history.
Houser lives just down the road in the Old City. She plans and executes awesome workshops and community activities at The Hive and also assists in the management of the band Son Lux. Houser serves on the boards of Friends of Literacy and All Souls Church and was recently a finalist for the 2017 Young Professionals of Knoxville Outstanding Young Professional Impact Award. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jordan and black cat Ranger.