We are excited to announce that the next Freedom Readers book club is scheduled for Monday, November 26th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. This book club is open to the public and will concentrate on fiction and non-fiction titles based around political or current cultural themes.
This month we will be discussing Monstress: Stories by Lysley Tenorio
UPCOMING BOOK SELECTIONS:
DECEMBER: Book Club Break - Happy Holidays & see you in January!
JANUARY: The Fire Next Time - Baldwin
We invite healthy debate and discussion!
Topics & opinions discussed do not necessarily reflect Branches Books & Gifts employees viewpoints.
“The debut of an electric literary talent. Brilliantly quirky, often moving, always gorgeously told….Bravo for this fabulous American fiction!”
—Chang-Rae Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Native Speaker
“A wonderful story collection that’s as wide and rich and complex as the geography it spans.”
— Ben Fountain, PEN/Hemingway award-winning author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevera
“Tenorio is a deep and original writer, and Monstress is simply a beautiful book.”
—Jessica Hagedorn, author of Dogeaters
A luminous collection of heartbreaking, vivid, startling, and gloriously unique stories set amongst the Filipino-American communities of California and the Philippines, Monstress heralds the arrival of a breathtaking new talent on the literary scene: Lysley Tenorio. Already the worthy recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writer’s Award, and a Stegner Fellowship, Tenorio brilliantly explores the need to find connections, the melancholy of isolation, and the sometimes suffocating ties of family in tales that range from a California army base to a steamy moviehouse in Manilla, to the dangerous false glitter of Hollywood.