• A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World:

    A Novel

    by Rachel Cantor

    Melville House

    $16.95 List Price

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    Rachel Cantor & Hannah Tinti

    In the not-too-distant future of A Highly Unlikely Scenario, competing fast food factions rule the world. Medieval Kabbalists, rare book librarians, and Latter-Day Baconians struggle for control over secret mystical knowledge, and book clubs are revolutionary movements. Rachel Cantor’s dazzling debut…

    In the not-too-distant future of A Highly Unlikely Scenario, competing fast food factions rule the world. Medieval Kabbalists, rare book librarians, and Latter-Day Baconians struggle for control over secret mystical knowledge, and book clubs are revolutionary movements. Rachel Cantor’s dazzling debut fuses futuristic science fiction with ancient mysticism in a novel that’s earned comparisons to Ray Bradbury, Italo Calvino, and Kurt Vonnegut. Cantor’s work has been praised by fellow writers including A. L. Kennedy, Jim Crace, Emily St. John Mandel, and Hannah Tinti, who writes, "In this extraordinary novel, Rachel Cantor explores questions of self-knowledge, true love and family, all while saving the world—and winning readers—in the past, present, and future." Tinti, editor of One Story magazine and author of the novel The Good Thief, talks with Cantor tonight about philosophy, history, religion, humor, mystery and time-travel.

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  • All Joy and No Fun:

    The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

    by Jennifer Senior

    Ecco

    $26.99 List Price

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    Jennifer Senior & Jodi Cantor at St. Joseph's College

    Greenlight partners with St. Joseph's College to present the Brooklyn Voices series of lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion. The Brooklyn Voices series promotes and enhances the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing writers, artists,…

    Greenlight partners with St. Joseph's College to present the Brooklyn Voices series of lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion. The Brooklyn Voices series promotes and enhances the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing writers, artists, and intellectuals with a local forum in which to discuss and present their works.

    When New York magazine contributing editor Jennifer Senior’s cover article “All Joy and No Fun” was published in 2010, it set off a firestorm of responses in the media and blogosphere. Sharing scientific experiments and studies that show parents are no happier than their childless peers, Senior argued that although parenting can come at a high price, the high rewards are not always measurable by surveys and questionnaires. Now, Senior’s fresh and highly anticipated debut book brings together an extensive amount of research in history, sociology, economics, psychology and anthropology, as well as interviews from the parenting trenches themselves, to examine how children have truly reshaped parents’ lives. Senior talks with Jodi Cantor, New York Times correspondent and author of the bestelling and critically acclaimed biography of the Obama family, about the huge body of research on the paradoxes of modern parenting, and why her unique take on the issue became such a flashpoint for parents and non-parents alike.

    St. Joseph’s College is located at 245 Clinton Avenue. Staff will direct guests to the Tuohy Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

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  • Second Annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival

    Saturday, November 10, 11 AM Second Annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival Featuring Jacqueline Woodson, Blair Imani, Veronica Chambers, Mahogany Browne, and more TBA $45 General Admission, $55 Premium Admission Greenlight is proud to partner with Well-Read Black Girl and Pioneer Works to present the…

    Saturday, November 10, 11 AM

    Second Annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival

    Featuring Jacqueline Woodson, Blair Imani, Veronica Chambers, Mahogany Browne, and more TBA

    $45 General Admission, $55 Premium Admission

    Greenlight is proud to partner with Well-Read Black Girl and Pioneer Works to present the second annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival, a celebration of Black women readers and writers that seeks to initiate meaningful conversations within the literary arts. This year’s festival includes authors Jacqueline Woodson, Veronica Chambers, Renée Watson, Mahogany Browne, Blair Imani, and many more to be announced!

    Well-Read Black Girl is a book club for Black women founded in 2015 that amplifies the voices of Black writers and celebrates their unique place in the world. Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl and received the 2017 Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for her work as a literary advocate. She serves on the board of New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

    Each $45 ticket includes general admission, while each $55 ticket includes a copy of Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves edited by Glory Edim. Purchase tickets here.

    Saturday, November 10, 11 AM

    Second Annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival

    Featuring Jacqueline Woodson, Blair Imani, Veronica Chambers, Mahogany Browne, and more TBA

    $45 General Admission, $55 Premium Admission

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