Lit Syndicate #45: The Friend

February's book club pick is Sigrid Nunez's The Friend. We'll meet to discuss Nunez's National Book Award-winning novel at 7PM on Tuesday, March 5th. Complimentary wine and sweets will be served at 6:30 for those who wish to chat and unwind before the discussion.

About the book:

In Sigrid Nunez’s charming new novel The Friend, an unnamed narrator, a woman writer living in a tiny NYC apartment and mourning the suicide of a close friend and fellow writer, inherits his very large Great Dane. Although filled with quotations and anecdotes about dogs, and exploring the notions of grief and friendship, the novel actually has more to say about literature and creative writing. I really liked this small but nuanced, pitch-perfect novel, thoughtful, mournful, more essayistic than fictional, that goes beyond conventional notions of plot to explore what it means to be a writer today. Ed recommends!!

The Friend: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735219458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Call to Confirm!
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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