Shakespeare & Co. Book Club
Where: Shakespeare & Co.
939 Lexington Ave. (corner of 69th St.)
212-772-3400 Price: Free
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A classic California noir with a feminist twist, this prescient 1947 novel exposed misogyny in post-World War II American society, making it far ahead of its time.
Hughes “belongs in the crime-writing pantheon with male icons like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler…Hughes takes the gender cliches of noir and turns them on their head.” -John Powers, NPRBuy tickets/get more info now