PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR MAY 30TH POP-UP BOOK GROUP WITH JEAN HANFF KORELITZ
BOOKTHEWRITER's Pop-Up Book Groups are small (limited to 20) one time gatherings to discuss specific works with their authors. Sign up for just one or come to all, as you wish. Address will be given to registrants about one week prior to the book group. Don't forget to buy the book (any format), read it before the date of the book group and come with lots of questions for the author. And bring your book to the book group, too -- the author will sign it for you!
From the New York Times bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, a twisty new novel about a college president, a baffling student protest, and some of the most hot-button issues on today's college campuses.
Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. So Naomi isn't surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around "The Stump"-a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists-to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure. A former student radical herself, Naomi admires the protestors' passion, especially when her own daughter, Hannah, joins their ranks.
Then Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group's leader, and the demonstration begins to consume Naomi's life, destabilizing Webster College from the inside out. As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi must take increasingly desperate measures to protect her friends, colleagues, and family from an unknowable adversary.
Touching on some of the most topical and controversial concerns at the heart of our society, this riveting novel examines the fragility that lies behind who we think we are-and what we think we believe.