Writers Who Read #39

6 March 2022

The Plot
by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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The Plot - Jean Hanff Korelitz

  • Marketing: Heist Thrillers, Domestic Thrillers
  • Genre: Present-Day Realistic Long-Form Fiction
  • Print Pages: 317
  • Word count: 94,637; Avg. wds/sent.: 13.55
  • Reading Level: Grade 8; Lexical Density: 46.43
  • Flesch Reading Ease: 71.34

  • POV: Jake/Samantha; Person: 3rd; Tense: Past

  • Publish date: May 11, 2021
  • Publisher: Celadon Books
  • Sold By: Macmillan
  • Audio book narr.: Kirby Heyborne (10:43)

  • Praise: The Tonight Show Summer Reads Winner; A New York Times Notable Book of 2021; "Insanely Readable" - Stephen King
  • Limited Series Adaptation (Hulu): w/ Mahershala Ali
  • About Jean Hanff Korelitz

  • Novels (8) include:
  • - A Jury of Her Peers (1996)
  • - The Sabbathday River (1999)
  • - The White Rose (2006)
  • - Admission (2009); movie (2013)
  • - You Should Have Known (2014); The Undoing (2020) HBO adaptation
  • - The Devil and Webster (2017)
  • - The Latecomer (2022)

  • Other books
  • The Properties of Breath (1989) poetry
  • Interference Powder (2003) middle grade reader
  • The Dead, 1904 (with Paul Muldoon) (2016) immersive theater adaptation of James Joyce's "The Dead"

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Writers Who Read: Coming Up

April 3: The Promise - Damon Galgut (S. Africa, 2021)
May 1: Intimacies - Katie Kitamura (USA, 2021)
June 5: Crossroads - Jonathan Franzen (USA, 2021)




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