PLG Nonfiction Book Group

Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 PM
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Nonfiction Book Group discusses Cleopatra: A Life

Led by PLG store manager Geo, our nonfiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For March, the group discusses Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Shakespeare and Shaw put words in her mouth. Michelangelo, Tiepolo, and Elizabeth Taylor put a face to her name. Along the way, Cleopatra’s supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff here boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff ‘s is a luminous, deeply original reconstruction of a dazzling life.

Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

632 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Cleopatra: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316001946
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - September 6th, 2011

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