2022 02 22
Mystery book & video club : The plot & The woman in the house…
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February 22, 2022

5:30 PM | dinner
6:30 PM | discussion

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Dining room & Wiggins bar

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Salmagundi program committee

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Free to attend
Open to the public

You are invited to join in the discussion with Salmagundi’s Mystery Book & Video Club in our Wiggins bar at 6:30 PM. Attendees are required to provide proof of full vaccination upon entry and valid ID.

The discussion is led by Mystery Book & Video Club founder Gloria Sampson Knight. If you would look to join us for dinner at 5:30 PM, please make your reservation via our Member Dining page and include the message “Mystery Book Club dinner”.

To miss this would be a crime.

About the SCNY Mystery Book & Video Club
Since 2013 the SCNY Book Club has met monthly with the exception of June and July. The books discussed are primarily mystery novels. Some memorable authors explored have included Agatha Christie, Lee Child, Louise Penny and Ruth Rendell.
Books are selected based on geographic or historical interest, such as works by author Donna Leon whose crime novels are set in Venice, Italy and Peter Tremayne, Celtic scholar and historian whose focus is Seventh Century Ireland. We have had new authors discuss their writings including Paul Paradise, who writes about murder, trademark counterfeiting, and product piracy and Radha Vatsal, award winning mystery writer whose books center around a young female reporter in New York City during the 1910’s.

About the Book

Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written–let alone published–anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then… he hears the plot.

About the Author

Jean Hanff Korelitz (born May 16, 1961) is an American novelist, playwright, theater producer and essayist. Jean Hanff Korelitz (born May 16, 1961) is an American novelist, playwright, theater producer and essayist. She has published seven novels since 1996 with additional novel The Latecomer due to be published in 2022. She has also written articles and essays for many publications, including Real Simple and the “Modern Love” column in The New York Times. In 2013 Korelitz created BOOKTHEWRITER, a New York City based service that presents “Pop-Up Book Groups” with prominent authors in private homes.

About the Film

A heartbroken woman named Anna (Kristen Bell) is unsure of whether or not she witnessed a murder. She mixes alcohol with medications prescribed by her therapist, has frequent hallucinations, and suffers from a crippling fear of the rain (ombrophobia). Anna is ostracized by members of her community, including her new neighbors, and labeled “crazy” by the police. Regardless of whether or not she saw a murder take place, Anna takes it upon herself to find the truth.

About the Director

Michael Stephen Lehmann (born March 30, 1957) is an American film and television director known for directing the black comedy Heathers. He also directed 40 Days and 40 Nights, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Hudson Hawk, Meet the Applegates, Airheads and Because I Said So.

Lehmann directed his first television commercial through the Leo Burnett Company in June 1996 for McDonald’s. Lehmann also directs for television, and has worked on The Comeback and The West Wing.