When Jen and I picked The Gods of Gotham for BOOK CLUB, it was a pretty easy decision for us to make. She had read and loved Lyndsay’s first book, Dust and Shadow, and besides trusting Jen’s opnion, I usually like books from the Amy Einhorn Imprint, and liked the time period explored in Gods (1845 New York). The book has dynamic characters and scenery, vivid language, and a satisfying mystery at its heart. It’s well worth a read for your personal pleasure or in discussion with a book group.
NPR’S Maureen Corrigan called The Gods of Gotham “one of the worthiest successors yet” to The Alienist, Caleb Carr’s best-selling crime novel of old New York. You can also take a look at some of the voices from our BOOK CLUB discussion, below:
One lucky reader gets a signed a US or Canadian mailing address (no PO boxes, please), gets a personalized hardcover copy of The Gods of Gotham. For a chance to see if you agree with the critics, and all of us, fill out this form by end of day today, 11:59 p.m, April 17th, and you’ll be entered for your chance to win.