Get Lit with All Of It: Laura Lippman
Get Lit with All Of It
L: photo by Lesley Unruh R: courtesy of the host
Set in 1960s Baltimore, the novel is Lippman’s take on modern noir and tells the story of a middle-aged housewife who pursues the murder of a forgotten young black woman.
Hear from Lippman and ask her your burning questions about the novel. You’ll also get a peek at some of the season’s other big books from the novelist Emma Straub, owner of the Books Are Magic bookshop in Brooklyn. Plus a live performance by American folk band Joseph, performing from their new album Good Luck, Kid.
Buy a ticket for yourself and read along with Alison and Team All Of It, or buy a table and get your whole book club to come along!
Laura Lippman is the award-winning writer of more than twenty crime-fiction novels. Since her debut in 1997, she has been recognized as a distinctive voice in mystery fiction, and named one of “the ‘essential’ crime writers of the last 100 years.”
Lippman’s newest novel, Lady in the Lake, is a psychological thriller peppered with elements of classic noir. Set in 1960s Baltimore, it tells the stories of Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz, a recently divorced housewife, and Cleo Sherwood, a young black woman whose body Maddie discovers, murdered, in a Baltimore Park. Keen on finding meaning in her life, Maddie gets a job at the Baltimore Star newspaper, and sets out to uncover the mysterious circumstances around Cleo’s death.
Laura Lippman’s books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her husband, David Simon, and her daughter.
Join Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All Of It, alongside bestselling authors and fellow book lovers on the air, online and in person for this monthly book club series. We’ll read books, share our progress on Instagram and gather for monthly evenings in The Greene Space with Alison and a marquee author.
You’ll have the opportunity to spend some time with the author and ask your burning questions about the novel. We’ll also hear about some of the other big books of the season from the novelist Emma Straub, owner of the Books Are Magic bookshop in Brooklyn.
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