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The Gifted School Reading: Community Bookstore @ 7:00pm

Park Slope Parents and The Community Bookstore are delighted to welcome Bruce Holsinger in conversation with Joyce Szuflita, to read from and discuss his novel, The Gifted School.

Please join us on February 5th at 7:00pm for this conversation about the book that The New York Times calls “a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class."

This event is first-come, first-served and there are only seats for the first 28 but up to 40 more can stand. 

Bruce Holsinger is a novelist based in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he teaches at the University of Virginia. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Gifted School is his third novel.
As the founder of NYC School Help, Joyce Szuflita helps Brooklyn-based parents of preschool through middle school-aged children, and parents of high schoolers in Brooklyn and Manhattan, navigate the rocky terrain that is the NYC school system.

This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies.

Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of one another's lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group's children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments come to a boil and long-buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate. It's a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willfu
l kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
The Community Bookstore
143 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11215
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