Peter Sís, The Conference of the Birds
Wednesday, November 2nd
Montefiore, biographer of the mature and the young Stalin, tells the life story of the city of Jerusalem through its myriad faiths and wars, its conquerors and leaders, and through the experiences of ordinary people who have ma
Thursday, November 3rd
The award-winning NBC journalist and spokesman for The Greatest Generation profiles some of the country’s most innovative community leaders to assess how the nation has changed in recent decades and where we may be headed now.
Friday, November 4th
From The Intuitionist to Apex Hides the Hurt to Sag Harbor, Whitehead’s fiction has been fresh, smart, and funny. In his new novel, this dexterous writer paints a picture of post-apocalyptic America. Still reeling from plague, with a provisional government set up in Buffalo, survivors work to clear out the last of the catatonic “stragglers” who stand in the way of a new civilization.
Saturday, November 5th
Grant’s Memoirs were an instant bestseller in 1885, and are still valued for their literary and historic merit. Gravely ill when he wrote, Grant died just four days after completing the manuscript. Flood’s moving account of Grant’s last years is as illuminating about the man and his era as were his previous studies of Lee and Grant and Sherman.
Sunday, November 6th
Politics and Prose