IN-PERSON: Live at Fort Greene
Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney presents Good Company
In conversation with Rumaan Alam
Greenlight welcomes acclaimed author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney for a reading and discussion to celebrate the paperback release of the New York Times bestseller Good Company, a warm, incisive novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship. Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring—the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five—leading her to question everything they’ve built. Has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now? With tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us. Join us and Sweeney in live conversation at our Fort Greene store with our friend and neighbor Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind) for an evening spent—indeed—in good company.
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney photo credit Bader Howar
Rumaan Alam photo credit: David A. Land
With Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s signature tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us.
This is a story about the power of family, the possibilities of friendship, the ways we depend upon one another and the ways we let one another down. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written debut, Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love.
From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis.
Written with the warmth and psychological acuity that defined his debut, Rumaan Alam has crafted a remarkable novel about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us.