LIC: August Book Club

Event date: 
08/08/2024 - 6:00pm

Join us on August 8th at 6pm for Book Culture LIC's Book Club! We will be reading and discussing North Woods by Daniel Mason. The meeting will be hosted by Tony B.

We will meet in lower level of the store. Refreshments will be available! (Thanks to collaborators Sweet Tones NYC and Enoteca LIC)

We plan to discuss the book for an hour. While your host will come with some talking points and questions to kick off discussion, please don’t be afraid to share your thoughts and ask questions openly.

All Book Club Books are 20% off in-store and online with code LICBOOKCLUB. You can also purchase the audiobook through our affiliate.

In order to facilitate in-person event, we will be partially closing the lower floor starting at 5:45pm. Please review our Safety guidelines and RSVP for the event using this link: 


Book Description



A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries—“a time-spanning, genre-blurring work of storytelling magic” (The Washington Post) from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Piano Tuner and The Winter Soldier.

“With the expansiveness and immersive feeling of two-time Booker Prize nominee David Mitchell’s fiction (Cloud Atlas), the wicked creepiness of Edgar Allan Poe, and Mason’s bone-deep knowledge of and appreciation for the natural world that’s on par with that of Thoreau, North Woods fires on all cylinders.”—San Francisco Chronicle

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Time, The Boston Globe, NPR, Chicago Public Library, The Star Tribune, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, Real Simple, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Bookreporter

When two young lovers abscond from a Puritan colony, little do they know that their humble cabin in the woods will become the home of an extraordinary succession of human and nonhuman characters alike. An English soldier, destined for glory, abandons the battlefields of the New World to devote himself to growing apples. A pair of spinster twins navigate war and famine, envy and desire. A crime reporter unearths an ancient mass grave—only to discover that the earth refuse to give up their secrets. A lovelorn painter, a sinister con man, a stalking panther, a lusty beetle: As the inhabitants confront the wonder and mystery around them, they begin to realize that the dark, raucous, beautiful past is very much alive.

This magisterial and highly inventive novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Daniel Mason brims with love and madness, humor and hope. Following the cycles of history, nature, and even language, North Woods shows the myriad, magical ways in which we’re connected to our environment, to history, and to one another. It is not just an unforgettable novel about secrets and destinies, but a way of looking at the world that asks the timeless question: How do we live on, even after we’re gone?

About the Author

Daniel Mason is the author of The Piano TunerA Far CountryThe Winter Soldier, and A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, adapted for opera and the stage, and awarded, among others, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, a California Book Award, an O. Henry Prize, and a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is an assistant professor in the Stanford University department of psychiatry.


Event address: 
Book Culture LIC
26-09 Jackson Ave
Book Culture
Long Island City, NY 11101
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ISBN: 9780593597033
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: Random House - September 19th, 2023