Set in a graveyard as the president mourns the death of his son, Lincoln in the Bardo, the first novel from short-story master George Saunders, unfolds across a single night as a chorus of voices fights for the soul of young Willie. “Subversive, hilarious and emotionally piercing, George Saunders is a true original — restlessly inventive, yet deeply humane,” wrote Jennifer Egan.
Colson Whitehead’s new novel, The Underground Railroad, chronicles a young slave’s adventures as she struggles for freedom in the antebellum South. “The story is literature at its finest and history at its most barbaric. Would that this novel were required reading for every American citizen,” wrote Publishers Weekly.
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.