One Grand, whose inventory includes the top 10 choices of celebrities and luminaries, is launching a book club. The
One Grand x 1969 Book Club will look at novels published in that momentous year—which began with the inauguration of Richard Nixon and includes the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Stonewall, and Neil Armstrong’s “small step for mankind.” Literary-speaking it was an extraordinary year, with groundbreaking novels by Philip Roth, Ursula LeGuin, and Kurt Vonnegut, as well as some enduring bestsellers, among them Mario Puzo’s The Godfather and Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain. It was also a year in which second wave feminism made its influence clear in novels by Margaret Atwood and Iris Murdoch, among others, and when the singular talent of Maya Angelou was announced with the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
One Grand invites you to go to their site to help choose the ten reads from 1969 from the list of twenty books.
This is a no pressure book club. No need to read every book and join in as you wish with interactive online group chats, or with commentary that will be included in a monthly round-up. The shop will also be inviting authors and the writers who champion their works to discuss the books and answers members’ questions. They will host monthly meets in select locations with talks about the books in question, fortified by good wine and local fare. Sign up on the website to find out more information.
One Grand is a curated bookstore in which celebrated thinkers, writers, artists, and other creative minds share the ten books they would take to their metaphorical desert island, providing the audience a window into the minds of some of the world’s most engaging people.