Sundance Book Club

Sundance Book Club

The Sundance Book Club meets once a month, every third Wednesday, from 6-7 at Sundance Books and Music in the second-floor fiction room.

Our bookclub is currently full, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list please send an email to bookclub@sundancebookstore.com, and we'll be in touch when there is an opening!

Judith Rodby, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of English from CSU, Chico, leads our club through lively discussions and helps to create a fun, relaxing and thought-provoking setting. A voracious reader who enjoys connecting with fellow book lovers, Judith led The National Reading Initiative for the National Writing Project and has facilitated book clubs for children, adolescents, and adults.

Please feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share, including wine and beer. Sundance will provide cups, plates, napkins, etc.

Our book club is currently reading Snow by Orhan Pamuk. For a list of prior titles, check out the archive.

About the book:

Snow Cover Image Dread, yearning, identity, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, disquieting novel. An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head-scarves. But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipek's ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. A lost gift returns with ecstatic suddenness. A theatrical evening climaxes in a massacre. And finding god may be the prelude to losing everything else. Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow is of immense relevance to our present moment.