Our Next UNCG Alumni and Friends Book Club Selection Is "Even As We Breathe: A Novel" by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
"Even As We Breathe" is the first novel published by an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation and was included on several end-of-year lists for the best books of 2020. A startlingly elegant debut, our latest book club selection launches readers into the world of nineteen-year-old Cowney Sequoyah in Cherokee, North Carolina, the reservation home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.
This selection is sure to engage our book club community in wonderful conversation, so don’t miss out! Be sure to get a copy of it in your preferred format. Visit Goodreads to learn more about the book and author, to check out reader reviews or to see buying options.
"Even As We Breathe: A Novel" is the perfect book to help us look toward summer as we follow Cowney Sequoyah, our stoic narrator. Cowney's summer takes him from the heart of the Smokey Mountains to Asheville for a summer job at the Grove Park Inn and Resort that offers a less-than-luxurious experience for Cowney. This book is more substantive than your typical summer beach read but is just as satisfying.
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Suggested Reading Schedule:
- By June 10, finish reading the Prologue - Chapter 4
- By June 17, Chapters 5 - 10
- By June 24, Chapters 11 - 15
- By July 8, Chapters 16 - 20
- By July 22, finish reading the book and join our end-of-book discussion!