Grandparents’ Book Club

The Park School Grandparents’ Committee invites all Park grandparents to participate in Grandparents’ Book Club


The first Book Club of the 2021-2022 school year takes place on

Monday, November 15

7:30-8:30 p.m. ET via Zoom


We are extremely fortunate to have acclaimed author and alumna Ruth Franklin ’91 join us in conversation about her award-winning book, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life. Upper School English teacher Greg Brandt will moderate the discussion.


Please register here: 

BOOK CLUB Registration


A Zoom link will be sent to all RSVPs in advance of the event.

We hope you will be a part of the conversation! We look forward to this very special evening.

Steve Wilder ’65
Grandparents’ Committee Chair

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Adrienne Peres, Associate Director of Development ( 


Still known to millions primarily as the author of the “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson (1916–1965) has been curiously absent from the mainstream American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense and psychological horror, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America more deeply than anyone. Now, biographer Ruth Franklin reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the author of such classics as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Based on a wealth of previously undiscovered correspondence and dozens of new interviews, Shirley Jackson―an exploration of astonishing talent shaped by a damaging childhood and turbulent marriage―becomes the definitive biography of a generational avatar and an American literary giant.
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography, a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, a Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016, a Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016, an NPR 2016’s Great Read, and many more.

Please note that Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life is available at independent bookstores, major online retailers, and in many public libraries. 

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