We’re excited to announce that “A Separation” by Katie Kitamura is the November pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”
“A Separation” is a psychological thriller about a woman who learns that her estranged husband has gone missing in Greece, and tries to find him. It explores intimacy and infidelity, power and control. It was named a best book of the 2017 by The New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, and many more.
In The New York Times Book Review, novelist Fernanda Eberstadt calls it a “coolly unsettling work” that reminds us “there is something unknowable in human nature … something better left unexamined.”
In the coming days, we’ll post discussion questions for the book, an annotated excerpt and writing advice from Kitamura. And at the end of the month, she will answer your questions on the PBS NewsHour.
Just joining? Become a member of the book club by joining our Facebook group, or by signing up for our newsletter. You can find all of our book club content here, or look back at our conversations about previous selections for the book club below:
- Nate Blakeslee’s tale of wolves and the West, “American Wolf“
- Robert Kaplan’s mix of road trip and political analysis “Earning the Rockies“
- Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story collection “What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky“
- Min Jin Lee’s historical family saga “Pachinko“
- Andrew Sean Greer’s comic novel “Less“
- Tara Westover’s memoir “Educated‘
- Dan Egan’s environmental portrait “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes“
- Mohsin Hamid’s magical novel “Exit West”
- David Grann’s true crime tale “Killers of the Flower Moon”
- Jesmyn Ward’s lyrical “Sing, Unburied, Sing”
Thanks for reading along!