Ayana Mathis, B&N Discover and Oprah pick, reads from her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, a moving story that begins during the Great Migration and follows the struggles of a family over five decades. Author Chris Arian will join Ayana tonight.
A hit-and-run accident sends the lives of both driver and victim into unforeseen trajectories in a family drama set against the backdrop of the sexual revolution and 1970s California.On the morning that Nina and Asher Tellers marriage falls apart in their Southern Californian kitchen, their young …
A hit-and-run accident sends the lives of both driver and victim into unforeseen trajectories in a family drama set against the backdrop of the sexual revolution and 1970s California.On the morning that Nina and Asher Tellers marriage falls apart in their Southern Californian kitchen, their young daughter, Hannah, is the victim of a hit-and-run accident that will leave her leg in a cast for much of the next decade. Ninas next husband introduces her to nudism and soon suggests they plunge further into the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Meanwhile, the remorseful driver, Martin, tries to bury his dark secret under the flashing lights and ringing bells of Las Vegas.The Nakeds is an absorbing, darkly comical story of love and desire, of forgiveness and the unforgivable, and the truths we sometimes hide underneath our very own skin.
Mia Alvar of In the Country, characters shaped by a dislocation from the people they love most; Sara Novic of the Girl at War, the impact of war on her life; and Boris Fishman of A Replacement Life, a novel that turns the classic saga sideways.
Professor Pamela Newkirk describes Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, a Congolese "pygmy" exhibited at the St. Louis World's fair. She is in conversation with James McBride (The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother).
Reynold Levy shares his inside view, garnered from the dozen years as Lincoln Center president, in They Told Me Not to Take that Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the Transformation of Lincoln Center.
Theater critic Peter Filichia is joined by Tom Santopietro, author of the new book about The Sound of Music, in a conversation introducing the former's new book Great Parade: Broadway's Astounding, Never-to-be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season.