… THE GREAT MAN by Kate Christensen winning with 64% of the vote! Thank you to everyone who voted this time around. Just to remind you what this PEN/Faulkner Award winning novel is about here is the summary:THE GREAT MAN~ “Oscar Feldman, the renowned figurative painter, has passed away. As his obituary notes, Oscar is survived by his wife, Abigail, their son, Ethan, and his sister, the well-known abstract painter Maxine Feldman. What the obituary does not note, however, is that Oscar is also survived by his longtime mistress, Teddy St. Cloud, and their daughters.
As two biographers interview the women in an attempt to set the record straight, the open secret of his affair reaches a boiling point and a devastating skeleton threatens to come to light. From the acclaimed author of The Epicure’s Lament, a scintillating novel of secrets, love, and legacy in the New York art world.”
What did you vote for this time around? Was it the winning title or another? Will you read The Great Man after voting? Will you read it if it even though it wasn’t the book you voted for? What other challenges or book club selections will you be reading this summer? Please let us know!