Club Book: the book club rewritten

Author Brandon Hobson will visit the Prior Lake Library on Thursday October 24 at 7:00 PM.
National Book Award finalist Brandon Hobson is the author of four novels, including the critically acclaimed Where the Dead Sit Talking. Hobson’s layered coming-of-age story focuses around a Cherokee boy named Sequoyah. After a tumultuous childhood marked by abuse and neglect, sensitive Sequoyah is thrown into the foster system. While living with the eccentric Troutt family in Oklahoma, he meets and develops feelings for a wayward young artist who shares his Native heritage and checkered family history. Hobson himself is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and “is in total control of his material… in this masterly tale of life and death” (Kirkus Reviews). Where the Dead Sit Talking garnered a host of literary honors, and came within striking distance of the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. In addition to his career as a novelist, Hobson is a short fiction writer, essayist, and educator. He is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New Mexico State University, and a Writing Mentor at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

This FREE event will be held at the Prior Lake Public Library/Club Prior, located at 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. in Prior Lake. Seating is first-come first served, and doors will open 45 minutes before the program begins. Arrive early to guarantee your spot!

Missed the live event? Come back to this page for a recording after the event.

Interested in reading before or after the Club Book program? 

Check out Where the Dead Sit Talking by reserving a copy in our catalog here! It is also available as a book club kit for checkout.  Each kit contains 10 copies of the book, discussion questions and author information. You can check out the kits for 6 weeks.

About Club Book


Club Book is a program of the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) and is coordinated by Library Strategies, the nonprofit consulting group of the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library.  The program is made possible through Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. View the entire Fall Season lineup at their website