Fort Greene store:
Thursday, March 7, 7:30 PM
Maura Roosevelt presents Baby of the Family
In conversation with Grant Ginder
Wine reception to follow
Distinguished Greenlight neighbor Maura Roosevelt joins us in Brooklyn for a reading and discussion of her new novel. A wry and addictive debut, Baby of the Family is about a modern-day American dynasty and its unexpected upheaval when the patriarch wills his dwindling fortune to his youngest, adopted son—setting off a chain of events that unearth family secrets and test long-held definitions of love and family. Weaving together multiple perspectives to create a portrait of an American family and an American dream gone awry, the book explores family secrets—how they define us, bind us together, and threaten to blow us apart. Roosevelt’s novel also provides an amusing and heartwarming look at the various ways a family can be created. Author Julie Buntin praises, “This is a wise and soaring book about family secrets and the price of privilege, by a writer with profound insight, immense talent, and a brilliant future.” Roosevelt presents her book in discussion with Grant Ginder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding.