92nd Street Y Book Club: Reading American Stories

Live Online via 92nd Street Y:
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 PM
Reading American Stories with Greenlight Bookstore
Co-hosted by 92Y

Join the co-owners of Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore on a virtual literary tour of the United States—in all diversity, unexpectedness, squalor, and grandeur. Rebecca Fitting, Greenlight’s head buyer, and Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo, Greenlight’s events & marketing director, expertly curated this reading list of recent, contemporary novels that take readers to new destinations within our own nation. Prior to meeting online, everyone will read one of the thoughtfully selected books. During the online sessions, Rebecca and Jessica will lead discussions that move us into the lives of Americans far and wide, and redefine our national image. For the October session, we’ll be discussing Julia Alvarez's Afterlife, which explores our responsibilities to our loved ones and strangers in a story that ranges from Mexico to Vermont.

Future meeting dates and selections:
Nov 11: Transcendent Kingdom
Yaa Gyasi takes readers to rural Alabama where a Ghanaian immigrant family grapple with religion, science, and loss.

Dec 2: Jack
Marilynne Robinson returns to Missouri with her newest novel, offering the latest perspective on the characters of Gilead.

Dec 16: Crooked Hallelujah
Kelli Jo Ford illuminates women’s lives in the towns and Native American reservations of Oklahoma and Texas.

Registration includes all four hardcover books, which will be sent directly to you. Shipping will take several days to a week so we encourage you to sign up early!

Please register by October 9 to ensure that you receive the first title and have ample time to read before meeting on October 28. Registration after October 9 cannot ensure such delivery, but we will ship as soon as possible.

Click here to register for this program!

You can also purchase the featured books separately below (discussion registration not included):

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Afterlife Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643750255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525658184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

Jack: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374279301
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 29th, 2020

Crooked Hallelujah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802149121
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Grove Press - July 14th, 2020

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