Reading Challenge Book Club

 

 

 

 

 

In partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

 

 

Sunday, June 30, 2024, 7 pm - Virtually

 

New Reading Challenge &  Book Club! Join us to talk about Never Whistle at Night via Zoom.

 

A New Reading Challenge &  Book Club!

Join us to talk about Never Whistle at Night virtually!

The Challenge: We are challenging our community to step out of their reading comfort-zones and read a new genre or type of book you may not naturally pick up. Each month we will curate selections that fit the challenge, and we will feature them here, in-store, and on social media. We would love for you to share with us and tag us via our social media what you are reading for the challenge! This month's challenge is to read a book by an Indigenous author.

#PRBreadingchallenge

The Book Club:

We will also host a virtual book club that will discuss a book that fits that month's challenge. This book club is free and open to anyone. We will offer 20% off the book club if you want to purchase it from us. With us, you may buy in-store, call in, or do curbside pickup. You may buy online, but you must select PAY AT STORE, to receive the discount. Then, you can pay at the store, over the phone, or in personYou may also rent it from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

We will meet June 30, 2024, at 7PM.

This Month's challenge is read book by an Indigenous author. And the Book Club pick is...

Never Whistle at Night edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.

Synopsis:


A bold, clever, and sublimely sinister collection that dares to ask the question: “Are you ready to be un-settled?” Featuring stories by:
Norris Black • Amber Blaeser-Wardzala • Phoenix Boudreau • Cherie Dimaline • Carson Faust • Kelli Jo Ford • Kate Hart • Shane Hawk • Brandon Hobson • Darcie Little Badger • Conley Lyons • Nick Medina • Tiffany Morris • Tommy Orange • Mona Susan Power • Marcie R. Rendon • Waubgeshig Rice • Rebecca Roanhorse • Andrea L. Rogers • Morgan Talty • D.H. Trujillo • Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. • Richard Van Camp • David Heska Wanbli Weiden • Royce Young Wolf • Mathilda Zeller

Many Indigenous people believe that one should never whistle at night. This belief takes many forms: for instance, Native Hawaiians believe it summons the Hukai’po, the spirits of ancient warriors, and Native Mexicans say it calls Lechuza, a witch that can transform into an owl. But what all these legends hold in common is the certainty that whistling at night can cause evil spirits to appear—and even follow you home.

These wholly original and shiver-inducing tales introduce readers to ghosts, curses, hauntings, monstrous creatures, complex family legacies, desperate deeds, and chilling acts of revenge. Introduced and contextualized by bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones, these stories are a celebration of Indigenous peoples’ survival and imagination, and a glorious reveling in all the things an ill-advised whistle might summon.

 

To join and receive the Zoom link you must register through the library here: register here

The book club is open to everyone.

 

* By attending our virtual event you agree to our Code of Conduct: Our event seeks to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), class, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from this event and all future events at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to events@parkroadbooks.com immediately.

Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology By Shane Hawk (Editor), Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. (Editor) Cover Image
By Shane Hawk (Editor), Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593468463
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 19th, 2023