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Chatter on Books

Sep 28, 2021


Torie, David and Washington Post Book Critic Ron Charles kick off with best selling author Brad Meltzer, who fought the school board that vetoed his books about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. He won, by the way.

Nghi Vo joins to talk about The Chosen and the Beautiful, her resounding 21st century reflection of the Great Gatsby. With dazzling prose, she weaves race and magic into Fitzgerald’s world, making it relevant.  As author P. Djeli Clark described it, The Chosen and the Beautiful is decadent, visual, imaginative and genius. Up til now, Vo was best known for her acclaimed novellas The Empress of Salt and Fortune and When the Tiger Comes Down the MountainThe Chosen and the Beautiful puts her on everyone’s list as a major literary voice.