“The Iliad meets Friday Night Lights in this muscular, captivating debut that reimagines Greek myths in a backwater east Texas town. The abrupt arrival of a ne’er-do-well son disrupts the fragile balance amid a family plagued by erotic trysts, broken promises, and social envy. Readers will thrill to Swann’s classical allusion.”
Perfect for book clubs (it was a Good Morning America Book Club pick!), Olympus, Texas is a heartfelt family saga filled with larger-than-life characters you can’t help but fall in love with. When the Briscoe family comes together, rivalries flare, marriages are upended, and secrets are revealed — by the end, you’ll feel like you know the Briscoe family better than your own!
After all the drama unfolds, you and your book club will have plenty to discuss, so we’ve created this kit to help! Inside you’ll find discussion questions, a recipe and playlist inspired by the book, and a Q&A with author Stacey Swann.
To download a PDF of the book club kit, click here or on the image below.