Tuesday, February 14, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Nonfiction Book Group (FG) discusses The Odd Woman and the City
At Greene Grape Annex
Led by PLG store manager Geo, our nonfiction book group meets on the second Tuesday of each month in Fort Greene to read and discuss the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary. For February, the book group reads finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, The Odd Woman and the City by Vivian Gornick. Odd Woman and the City is memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time with Gornick's exchange of more than twenty years with Leonard, a gay man who is sophisticated about his own unhappiness, running steadily through the book. In Leonard she sees herself reflected plain; out on the street she makes sense of what she sees. Written as a narrative collage that includes meditative pieces on the making of a modern feminist, the role of the "flaneur "in urban literature, and the evolution of friendship over the past two centuries, The Odd Woman and the City beautifully bookends Gornick's acclaimed Fierce Attachments, in which we first encountered her rich relationship with the ultimate metropolis.
Greene Grape Annex is located at 753 Fulton Street, across the street from the bookstore.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.