Barbara VanDenburg
WHAT IS FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB?

First Draft Book Club is the official book club of First Draft Book Bar — the coffee, beer, and wine bar inside Changing Hands Phoenix. Every month, Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh picks a hot new book and hosts a guided book club discussion.

Co-sponsored by:
AZ Central and The Arizona Republic

FIRST DRAFT BOOK CLUB

Stop by Changing Hands Phoenix or Tempe (or order online) to get your copy of the month's pick for 20% OFF.

Then, meet us and Arizona Republic reporter Barbara VanDenburgh at First Draft Book Bar at 7pm to discuss the pick and enjoy HAPPY HOUR prices all through the event.

 
 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

7pm | PHOENIX | THE POWER | The book club discusses award-winning author Naomi Alderman's The Power. More »

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

7pm | PHOENIX | ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE | More »

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

7pm | PHOENIX | FRESHWATER | More »

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

7pm | PHOENIX | ASYMMETRY | More »

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

7pm | PHOENIX | AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART | More »

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

7pm | PHOENIX | GUN LOVE | The book club discusses Jennifer Clement's Gun Love, the searing, unforgettable story of a young girl's resilience by the award-winning author of Prayers for the Stolen. More »

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

7pm | PHOENIX | THERE THERE | The book club discusses Tommy Orange's There There. More »

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

7pm | PHOENIX | CIRCE | The book club discusses Madeline Miller's Circe, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. More »

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

7pm | PHOENIX | BEARSKIN | The book club discusses James McLaughlin's Bearskin. James McLaughlin expertly brings the beauty and danger of Appalachia to life. The result is an elemental, slow burn of a novel—one that will haunt you long after you turn the final page. More »

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

7pm | PHOENIX | LAKE SUCCESS | The book club discusses Gary Shteyngart's Lake Success, a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great. More »

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

7pm | PHOENIX | THE MERE WIFE | The book club discusses Maria Dahvana Headley's The Mere Wife, a modern retelling of the literary classic Beowulf, set in American suburbia as two mothers—a housewife and a battle-hardened veteran—fight to protect those they love. More »

 

 

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