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Rutgers University Alumni Book Club: Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

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Now is a great time to join the Rutgers University Alumni Book Club, a free program for members of the Rutgers community. We are now more than 1,900 readers strong! The book club can help you continue your journey of lifelong learning through reading both entertaining and informative titles and encountering authors you might not ordinarily read.

We will begin reading Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead on May 27. You can find the book online, at a bookstore, or at your local library.

Harlem Shuffle’s ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It’s a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.

But mostly, it’s a joy to read, another dazzling novel from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Colson Whitehead.

Join now, obtain a copy of the book (or audiobook), and jump in on the discussion with other alumni and friends.


Friday, May 27, 2022 -Thursday, July 28, 2022

The reading period starts on May 27 and ends on July 28.

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