Off the Shelf with Maureen Corrigan presenting SO WE READ ON. The NPR "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't."
Off the Shelf: Authors in Conversation - a partnership between the Northshire Bookstore and WAMC Northeast Public Radio - a live event featuring Joe Donahue of WAMC’s National Productions The Book Show interviewing authors. Each event is taped and later aired on WAMC, reaching thousands of listeners, as well as several other radio stations nationally.
Saturday, September 20, 7 pm. Venue: Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs, 424 Broadway.
Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great and utterly unusual So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender.
With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own.
$28.00, one seat with book, one copy of SO WE READ ON and one seat.
$35.00: Bring a friend, two seats with book, one copy of SO WE READ ON and two seats.
Purchases may be made in-store at either our Saratoga Springs or Manchester Center location, and via phone 855.339.5990. Tickets are no longer available online. If you already purchased your ticket online, your online receipt is your ticket and must be presented at the event. For further online assistance you may contact Liz Barnum at email@example.com.
Please note: "So We Read On" will be released on September 9. You may present your ticket in the store to pick up your book after that date, or you may pick up your book at the event.
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