The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) has announced its 2022 Great Group Reads list. The books on this year’s list are set in at least eight different countries, dozens of states and various time periods addressing personal and global issues. The 2022 list features 20 books that were chosen by a reading committee of 46 readers. The 2022 Great Group Reads list provides an outstanding selection of well-written works that will broaden understanding, foster empathy, and engender thoughtful consideration.
Among the selections this year is Oklahoma Odyssey by John Mort (Bison Books, 2022)!
In the novel, a murder impels the victim’s son, a naive Mennonite farm boy, his sister, and an Osage farmhand to stake their fortunes on the last land run into Oklahoma Territory. While their aims are nonviolent, the murderer has other ideas.
John Mort is a writer and farmer. He is the author of eleven books, including Soldier in Paradise and Down along the Piney: Ozark Stories. His short stories have appeared in a variety of publications, including the New Yorker, Missouri Review, the Chicago Tribune, the Arkansas Review, and Sixfold.
About the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA): The Women’s National Book
Association is a professional literary nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting books,
fostering literacy and supporting women in the book world. Formed in 1917 by a group of female booksellers in New York City who were not allowed to join the all-male booksellers’
organizations, the WNBA continues to advocate for equality and representation in the book
world and to amplify marginalized voices. The WNBA welcomes members of all genders and