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Celebrate Pride Week by joining us in conversation with author Thomas Grattan about his highly acclaimed novel "The Recent East."

One of O, the Oprah Magazine, Refinery29, and The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of 2021, one of Goodreads's 75 Debut Novels to Discover in 2021, and one of The Advocate's 22 LGBTQ+ Books You Absolutely Need to Read This Year, "The Recent East" is an extraordinary family saga that follows an American mother and her two teens as they navigate a new life in East Germany shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Seamlessly weaving disparate themes of displacement, sexual identity, becoming a grandparent, facing neo-Nazism, and more, Thomas Grattan has fashioned a debut novel you will not want to miss.

Thomas Grattan's short fiction has appeared in several publications, including One Story, Slice, and The Colorado Review, has been shortlisted for a Pushcart Prize, and was listed as a notable stories in Best American Short Stories. He has an MFA in Fiction Writing from Brooklyn College and has taught middle school English for more than a decade. He lives in New York City.

Please register today!  You will receive the Zoom link on 3pm the day of the program.

Services for Older Adults is partially funded by Coordinated Outreach Library Services aid from the New York State Education Department, administered by the State Library’s Division of Library Development. All programs are sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services.

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