Boulder Book Club
for Writers

3 April 2019

There There - Tommy Orange

bibliomancy

stichomancy

rhapsodomancy

1. Author / Publisher Intent

2. Stylistic Choices

3. Structure, Pacing

4. Climax - what changed?

5. Scene sleuthing

Why we're here

Literary Forensics

Who we are

  • Word

  • Sentence

  • Paragraph

There There - Tommy Orange

  • Marketing: Native American, Political
  • Genre: Realistic, Present-Day, Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 82,473
  • Print Pages: 278

  • Person: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Tense: Past, Present, Future
  • POV: 14

  • Publish date: June 5, 2018
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Sold by: Random House LLC

  • Awards: Center for Fiction's 2018 First Novel Prize
  • 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award's John Leonard Prize
  • 2019 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
  • (shortlisted) 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
  • GARY'S PREDICTION: 2019 Pulitzer (April 15)

  • New York Times 10 Best Books of 2018
  • One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews

12 Characters - 14 POVs

Person / Tense

Sentiment Analysis

Word Cloud

Throne of the Third Heaven - James Hampton

Arch Plot Structure

Next Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, May 1, 6-8pm (Arapahoe Room, 2nd floor)
The Witch Elm - Tana French (2018)


Thanks to: Boulder Writers Alliance

Contact Gary: hello@garyalanmcbride.com
Learn more about Literary Forensics: Book Club Resources

Happy
Sleuthing!