SouthWest Literature Book Club
- Louise Russell
Enjoy and examine four South-Western novels with a master of Southwest lore. Louise Russell will lead a discussion and review the structure of the novels. She will also provide an explanation of the use of lore and its impact on the books read. Come prepared for an entertaining, lively discussion with fellow book lovers!
Participants will be encouraged to read at least four of the following novels (one by each of the authors listed):
- April 3 - Anaya, Rudolfo.
- May 1 - Waters, Frank.
- People of the Valley
- The Man Who Killed the Deer
- June 10 - Hillerman, Tony.
- Coyote Waits
- A Thief of Time
- July 15 - Hillerman, Anne.
- Spiders Woman’s Daughter,
- Tale Teller
The discussion leader will include a selection of short prose and poetry. This course includes five separate sessions. The first session is 60 minutes and provides the organization of the workshop and background on the literature and authors. We highly encourage participants to attend the first session.
Books are not provided. Please order books or check them out from the library.
Note: Authors are presented in the order to be considered rather than in alphabetical order.
- Introduction and Background of Literature, Feb. 21, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
- Anaya novel - Friday, Apr. 3, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
- Waters novels - Friday May 1, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
- T. Hillerman novels - Wednesday, June 10, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
- A. Hillerman novels - Wednesday, July 15, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Some participants may also want to read The Woman at Otowi Crossing by Frank Waters. Although it does not fit the emphasis on lore, which pervades the novels above, it is interesting for its historical significance.