Titcomb’s Bookshop’s in-person book club - Branch Out Book Club - will be in partnership with local non-profit Sandwich for All for the November meeting on Monday Nov 20th at 6:30pm at Titcomb's Bookshop. For the month of November, for Native American Heritage Month, we will be discussing Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty. “Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection of short stories about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.” - Tin House Books
November’s book club meeting will be in partnership with local non-profit Sandwich for All: an inclusive, non-partisan group dedicated to making the Sandwich community more welcoming and supportive of all residents, neighbors, and visitors. This collaboration was born from a shared interest in creating space for our community to have conversations about experiences other than our own.
This book club is an opportunity for our community to discuss books together in a casual and welcoming environment. For this book club, the author will not be in attendance.
You can order a copy of the book below or give us a call at 508-888-2331.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, American Academy of Arts & Letters Sue Kaufman Prize, The New England Book Award, and the National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree
A Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the Chautauqua Prize 2023, and Barnes & Noble Discover Book Prize
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, NPR, Esquire, Oprah Daily, and more
Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.
In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty—with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight—breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs.
A collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of an Indigenous community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction.
“Morgan Talty's Night of the Living Rez is a beautifully crafted, raw and intimate book about youth, friendship, and family on the reservation. These stories are profoundly moving and essential, rendered with precision and intimacy. Talty is a powerful new voice in Native American fiction.” — Brandon Hobson, National Book Award finalist and author of The Removed
“Night of the Living Rez explores the way the past informs the present, and how each small moment makes a heartbreaking, funny, beautiful life. Talty’s characters live and breathe on the page. This book is a celebration of life and language.” — Margaret Leonard, Dotters Books, Eau Claire, WI
ABOUT SANDWICH FOR ALL
Sandwich for All is an inclusive, non-partisan group dedicated to making the Sandwich community more welcoming and supportive of all residents, neighbors, and visitors. Our community is richer when we value our differences in race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, class, abilities, age, or military/veteran status. We work to be agents of positive change—inspiring action that brings out the best in our town by viewing diversity as an opportunity for all. For more information, visit www.sandwichforall.org
ABOUT BRANCH OUT BOOK CLUB
Branch Out Book Club focuses on reading and discussing books of various genres (mixing it up each month) featuring diverse voices. The club invites folks to try reading genres that they might not typically read. From poetry to fantasy, romance to horror, sci-fi to nonfiction.
This book club offers a casual and welcoming environment for the community to read together and to share thoughts and reflections, hosted by Titcomb's Bookshop booksellers Caleb Seaver & Meghan Bousquet.
Titcomb’s also has a virtual monthly book club run by long-time staff member Elizabeth Merritt. These monthly events are on zoom and are in discussion with the authors of the books. Please visit our upcoming events page to see the full schedule of events including upcoming book clubs and author events.