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