RozReads: Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading Group

Reading together since 1987

All discussion groups meet at Roz's home at 7:00 pm (for information

Next Read: 

There There by Tommy Orange
September 23, 25, 25, 2019

from Wikipedia:
There There is the first novel by Cheyenne and Arapaho author Tommy Orange. Published in 2018, it opens with an essay by Orange as a prologue, and then proceeds to follow a large cast of Native Americans living in the area of Oakland, California, as they struggle with a wide array of challenges ranging from depression and alcoholism, to unemployment, fetal alcohol syndrome, and the challenges of living with an ethnic identity of being "ambiguously nonwhite." All coalesce at a community pow wow and its attempted robbery.

The book explores the themes of Native peoples living in urban spaces, and issues of ambivalence and complexity related to Natives' struggles with identity and authenticity. There There was favorably received, and was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize. The book was also awarded a Gold Medal for First Fiction by the California Book Awards.

2019 Reading List



Jan.  28, 29. 30    

Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy

Feb.  25, 26, 27

Finding Stillness in a Noisy World  Jana  attending all 3 book groups

Jana Richman

Mar.  18, 19, 20* note change of date


Joan Silber 

April  22, 23, 24

Anything is Possible 

Elizabeth Strout 

May 28, 29, 30* no meeting Memorial Day

The Friend: A Novel  

Sigrid Nunez

June 24, 25, 26

Summer Vacation 


July 29, 30, 31

Women Talking

(20% discount hardcover at King's English Bookshop)

 Miriam Toews

Aug.  26, 27, 28


 Kei Miller

Sept. 23, 24, 25

There There  

 Tommy Orange

Oct. 28, 29, 30

Dark Tales                    

 Shirley Jackson

Dec 2, 3, 4 *last week of November is Thanksgiving week, so we'll meet first week in Dec.   


 Michael Ondaatje


Winter Vacation

No book groups


Cost: $10 per evening (paid to Roz)

King's English Bookshop offers 10% discount on all reading group selections