Book Club April 2023 meeting will feature The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
On April 27, 2023 we will discuss The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written—let alone published—anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then . . . he hears the plot. Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker’s first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that—a story that absolutely needs to be told. In a few short years, all of Evan Parker’s predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says...
Deep character development, an impressive thick tapestry of intertwining story lines, and a candid glimpse into the publishing business makes this a page-turner of the highest orderPublishers Weekly
We’ll meet on Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 pm on Zoom. If we get at least 4 people who express interest to meet “in person” (by April 20th), we will meet in-person at Cross of Glory and Zoom the meeting for those who want to attend remotely.
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