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TTN-NYC Author Webinar featuring Joshua Henkin

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
3:00 PM
Location: Online Webinar - Zoom ID sent 72 hours prior to event
Contact: Harriett Shenkman

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion as TTN member, poet and fiction writer, Harriet Shenkman interviews author Joshua Henkin about his new book, MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, a tender, powerful, and big-hearted novel about love in the face of loss.

When Ohio-born Pru Steiner arrives in New York in 1976 after graduating from Yale, she follows in a long tradition of young people determined to take the city by storm. But when she falls in love with Spence Robin, her hotshot young Shakespeare professor, her life takes a turn she couldn't have anticipated. Thirty years later, something is wrong with Spence. The Great Man can't concentrate; he falls asleep reading The New York Review of Books. With their daughter, Sarah, away at medical school, Pru must struggle on her own. One day, feeling particularly isolated, Pru meets a man, and the possibility of new romance blooms. Meanwhile, Spence's son from his first marriage has come back into their lives. Arlo, a wealthy entrepreneur who invests in biotech, may be his father's last, best hope.

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS is a sweeping and compassionate novel about a marriage surviving hardship. It's about the love between women and men, and children and parents, about the things we give up in the face of adversity, and about what endures when life turns out differently from what we thought we signed up for.


Joshua Henkin's most recent novel, MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, was published in June of 2021. It was selected by the American Booksellers Association as the #1 Indie Next Pick and was named an Editors' Choice Book by The New York Times.

Joshua is also the author of the novels SWIMMING ACROSS THE HUDSON, a Los Angeles Times Notable Book; MATRIMONY, a New York Times Notable Book; and THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU.

Joshua Henkin lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and daughters and their huge Newfoundland, and he directs and teaches in the MFA program in Fiction Writing at Brooklyn College.



This Zoom presentation will feature a moderator and author. The audience will NOT be seen or heard during the talk. Questions and comments can be submitted by typing them into CHAT during the webinar. Make sure you are muted and DO NOT CLICK on SHOW VIDEO.

Material from, 02:03:48 December 3, 2021.
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