IN STORE: Classics Club discusses Ragtime

Join moderators Kathy Schultenover and Andy Brennan for a discussion of E.L. Doctorow's book RagtimeThis is a free event which will take place in store on Thursday, December 1st at 10:00 AM Central Time. 

Registration is not required for this meeting. Masks are strongly encouraged.

About the Book

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War.

The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J. P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow's imagined family and other fictional characters, including an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.

Event date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 10:00am
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Books: 
Ragtime: A Novel By E.L. Doctorow Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812978186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 8th, 2007