what new yorkers are reading on the subway

Monday, June 9, 2008

Linden Hills

Manhattan Bound 2 Train, between Winthrop and Franklin
Gabby, a high school English teacher, was reading her book club book, Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills, in the cool subway after a day of teaching in 100 degree heat. Although she would be reading anyway, she loves her book club, made of friends and former coworkers, called "Lady Literati." The novel, which Gabby says is based on Dante's Inferno, is about an all-black suburb, Linden Hills. "I'm still trying to figure it out. It's showing people's folly, avarice, and greed."

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