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Meet bestselling and award winning author Tommy Orange!

NCW Libraries and Wenatchee Valley College are proud to present Tommy Orange for an NCW Virtual Reads event on Thursday, November 12 at 4 p.m.


Tommy Orange is the author of There There, a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about the lives of urban Native Americans. There There shows us violence and recovery, hope and loss, identity and power, dislocation and communion, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people.

There There is a national bestseller that won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and the American Book Award. It was also shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Tommy Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, and was born and raised in Oakland, California.

Through NCW Virtual Reads, NCW Libraries hopes to bring communities together through reading the same book and hosting author events that spark conversations, curiosity, and learning. NCW Libraries is proud to partner with Wenatchee Valley College to bring Tommy Orange to North Central Washington.

All NCW Virtual Reads events are free and open to the public. Events will be held through the Zoom digital meeting platform. To participate, register here. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information. During each event, attendees will hear from the author and then have an opportunity to submit questions for the author to answer live.

Read and listen to There There on Overdrive or find print and audiobook formats through our online catalog.

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