The book club's first pick is Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam, a novel about a Bangladeshi who moves to Brooklyn.
Chirlane McCray is launching a Gracie Mansion book club.
The First Lady of NYC will host guests in her home for literary discussions related to personal experiences of New York immigrants.
The Gracie Mansion book club will feature fiction and non-fiction chosen by McCray and New York authors Jacqueline Woodson, James Hannaham, and A.M. Homes. The book club begins May 17 with the first title on the table being Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam, anovel about a Bangladeshi who move to Brooklyn.
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In a statement McCray said, "New York City is defined by the many immigrant groups that have sought refuge here from across the globe, as well as the beautiful languages, values and traditions that they have brought with them. We are proud to continue to use Gracie Mansion to shine new light on the often untold stories of our city’s diverse communities with the Gracie Book Club."
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