Tonight: Jillian Medoff & Gretl Claggett (in store), Amor Towles & live jazz (offsite)
Monday, July 16, 7:30 PM
Jillian Medoff, author of I Couldn’t Love You More, talks with blogger Gretl Claggett of SheWrites
Our ongoing Blogger/Author Pairings series features conversations between authors and bloggers who share territories, passions, and preoccupations. Jillian Medoff is the author of Hunger Point (the basis for a movie starring Barbara Hershey and Christina Hendricks). Her new novel I Couldn’t Love You More is the story of a fulfilled wife and mother whose world shifts when an old flame reappears; it has been praised by Kate Christensen and other fellow authors as a richly layered tale about that complicated thing called family. Jillian will talk with Gretl Claggett, a writer and speaker who blogs for sites including SheWrites, Head Butler, and The Daily Beast, and is also the author of the poetry collection Monsoon Solo. The event will be introduced by series curator Ron Hogan, creator of the seminal literary blog Beatrice.com.
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Monday, July 16, 7:00 PM
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Books Beneath the Bridge Series:
Greenlight Bookstore hosts Amor Towles, author of Rules of Civility
Reading accompanied by live period jazz
Reception & signing to follow
Greenlight is proud to participate in Books Beneath the Bridge, a new outdoor literature series in Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring six evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. On Greenlight’s featured Monday, July 16, we will host New York author Amor Towles, author of a quintessentially New York story perfect for a summer evening in view of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Set in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year- old, starting with an auspicious New Year’s Eve party that leads to the rarified offices of Conde Nast and a glittering new social circle. Towles’ novel, just published in paperback, is a love letter to a great American city at the end of the Depression, evoking the ghosts of Fitzgerald, Capote, and McCarthy.
Towle's reading will be accompanied by a local jazz trio performing music that might have been heard in 1938, and followed by a reception with cookies and lemonade. Admission is free. More information and directions at http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/.