Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Wednesday, September 6, 7:30 PM
PLG Nonfiction Book Group discusses The Lady and the Monk
(Please note: this month’s meeting is on the first Wednesday of the month instead of the usual second Wednesday.)
Led by PLG store manager Geo, our nonfiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For September, the group reads Pico Iyer’s thoughtful travelogue The Lady and the Monk. Iyer’s search for traditional Japanese culture and his life in a Kyoto monastery is suddenly subverted by an encounter with the vivacious wife of a Japanese salaryman. With a sharp eye and lightness of touch, Pico Iyer fashions from their relationship a marvelously ironic yet heartfelt book that is at once a portrait of cross-cultural infatuation – and misunderstanding – and a delightfully fresh way of seeing both the old Japan and the very new. Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.