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Novelist Emily St. John Mandel joins us in a virtual event to discuss her new novel The Glass Hotel with writer and book group leader Alice Moody. The Glass Hotel is one of the most acclaimed novels of the year, both among Book Stall staffers and critics and national media, and it comes from the mind and pen of the award-winning author of Station Eleven, It's a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Captivating and haunting from the first page to the last.
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About the novel:
"[This] novel [is] so absorbing, so fully realized that it draws you out of your own constricted situation and expands your sense of possibilities. For me, over the past 10 days or so, the novel that's performed that act of deliverance... it's "straight" literary fiction, gorgeous and haunting, about the porous boundaries between past and present, the rich and the poor, and the realms of the living and the dead... This all-encompassing awareness of the mutability of life grows more pronounced as The Glass Hotel reaches its eerie sea change of an ending. In dramatizing so ingeniously how precarious and changeable everything is, Mandel's novel is topical in a way she couldn't have foreseen when she was writing it." --Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air
"A wondrously entertaining novel... The Glass Hotel is never dull. Tracing the permutations of its characters' lives, from depressing apartments in bad neighborhoods to posh Dubai resorts to Manhattan bars, Colorado campgrounds, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is like following the intricate patterns on Moroccan tiles. The pleasure, which in the case of The Glass Hotel is abundant, lies in the patterns themselves... This is a type of art that closely approximates life, and a remarkable accomplishment for Mandel... This novel invites you to inhabit it without striving or urging; it's a place to be, always fiction's most welcome effect." --Laura Miller, Slate
About the author:
Emily St. John Mandel's four previous novels include Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award and has been translated into thirty-two languages. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Learn more about her work on her website.
About the interlocutor:
Alice Moody is a writing instructor, book group leader, and frequent Book Stall guest. Learn more here.
"The Glass Hotel may be the perfect novel for your survival bunker."
--Ron Charles, The Washington Post