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 Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins.

About the book:

 Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these ten unforgettable stories, Claire Vaye Watkins writes her way fearlessly into the mythology of the American West, utterly reimagining it. Her characters orbit around the region's vast spaces, winning redemption despite - and often because of - the hardship and violence they endure. The arrival of a foreigner transforms the exchange of eroticism and emotion at a prostitution ranch. A prospecting hermit discovers the limits of his rugged individualism when he tries to rescue an abused teenager. Decades after she led her best friend into a degrading encounter in a Vegas hotel room, a woman feels the aftershock. Most bravely of all, Watkins takes on – and reinvents – her own troubled legacy in a story that emerges from the mayhem and destruction of Helter Skelter. Arcing from the sweeping and sublime to the minute and personal, from Gold Rush to ghost town to desert to brothel, the collection echoes not only in its title but also in its fierce, undefeated spirit the motto of her home state.

Battleborn: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594631450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 6th, 2013