|Goldstein, Dostie, Jamison and Denzel|
The Hachette Book Group hosted its eighth annual Book Club Brunch on Saturday, October 26, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in New York City, with more than 350 book club lovers in attendance. The event kicked off with a discussion of narrative nonfiction with (pictured at right) panelists Ryan Dostie, Leslie Jamison and Mychal Denzel, moderated by Bill Goldstein. Susannah Cahalan was featured in the Center Stage session in conversation with author and bookseller Emma Straub. The fiction panel was moderated by Grand Central Publishing v-p, editor-in-chief Karen Kosztolnyik, and included Kira Jane Buxton, Alix E. Harrow and Leni Zumas. The closing session featured Sally Field in discussion with her editor Millicent Bennett. RJ Julia in Madison, Conn., was a partner for the event: in addition to creating a pop-up bookstore at the site, the bookstore brought a bus--which left at the crack of dawn--filled with 50 patrons.