Fiction Book Group

Graphic for the Fiction Book Group, featuring the book The Queen of the Night

Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, December 14, 6:00 PM ET
Fiction Book Group with Alexis
Discussing The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

Led (virtually!) by former Greenlight general manager Alexis, our fiction book group meets monthly to discuss paperback fiction, reading broadly in contemporary fiction with the occasional diversion into classics. For December, the group discusses Alexander Chee’s novel The Queen of the Night. Heaped with praise and accolades including Best Book of the Year from NPR, The Boston Globe, and Buzzfeed, among others, The Queen of the Night is a “wild opera of a novel” that tells the story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who leaves the American frontier for Europe and is swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. In an epic, sweeping, soaring tale, Chee plots Lilliet’s cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that could secure her reputation—or destroy her with the secrets it reveals.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 6:00pm

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NY
The Queen Of The Night Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544925472
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016

A “wild opera of a novel,”* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept into the glamour and terror of Second Empire France. She became a sensation of the Paris Opera, with every accolade but an original role—her chance at immortality. When one is offered to her, she finds the libretto is based on her deepest secret, something only four people have ever known. But who betrayed her? With “epic sweep, gorgeous language, and haunting details,”** Alexander Chee shares Lilliet’s cunning transformation from circus rider to courtesan to legendary soprano, retracing the path that led to the role that could secure her reputation—or destroy her with the secrets it reveals.


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