The Plot Against America – Book Brunch


December 18, 2017

Join us for Book Brunch Saturday, January 13th from 11 to 12:30 featuring good company and engaging conversation. We begin 2018 with Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America.

“Never more relevant than now, this national bestseller will challenge all who believe that “it can’t happen here.”

“A terrific political novel . . . Sinister, vivid, dreamlike . . . creepily plausible. . . You turn the pages, astonished and frightened.” — The New York Times Book Review

In an extraordinary feat of narrative invention, Philip Roth imagines an alternate history where Franklin D. Roosevelt loses the 1940 presidential election to heroic aviator and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh. Shortly thereafter, Lindbergh negotiates a cordial “understanding” with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism.

For one boy growing up in Newark, Lindbergh’s election is the first in a series of ruptures that threaten to destroy his small, safe corner of America–and with it, his mother, his father, and his older brother.”