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PSP Book Club: Logan's Run @ 8:00pm

We'll be reading and talking about North Woods, by Daniel Mason.

From The New York Times
Daniel Mason’s historical fictions, including his 2020 story collection “A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth,” brilliantly combine the granularity of realism with the timeless, shimmering allure of myth. His new novel, “North Woods,” promises — and delivers — more of the same.

It begins with a pair of young lovers in colonial New England escaping wrathful judgment in their Puritan village. They flee into the wilds of western Massachusetts, chased by “solemn men … with harquebuses cocked in their elbows.” This is Hawthorne given an injection of breathless Edenic bliss: “Mica dusted her heels like silver. Damselflies upon her neck. Flying squirrels in the trees above them, and in the silty sand the great tracks of cats.” The lovers successfully abscond, yet “North Woods” is not about them. It is about the foundation stone they lay at the chapter’s close, and the yellow house that comes to occupy the spot.

The rest of this impossible-to-summarize novel introduces us to inhabitants of that house over the ensuing three-plus centuries.

See full review here.

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"Reading fiction isn't just for fun. It has small but meaningful benefits for empathy. 70 experiments: concern for and understanding of others grow more through reading novels than watching shows and movies. Immersion in words about imaginary worlds can help us see realities beyond our own."
--Adam Grant

All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book!

Weather permitting, we'll be in the backyard. To get there, go down the steps inside Logan's Run and go through the downstairs room.

 North woods


Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 8:00 PM until 9:30 PM
Logan's Run
375A 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11215
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