Barnes & Noble Selects Elektra by Jennifer Saint as Their May 2022 National Book Club Selection

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Barnes & Noble Selects Elektra by Jennifer Saint as Their May 2022 National Book Club Selection 

Readers are Invited to a Free Virtual Book Club Event Featuring  Jennifer Saint on Tuesday, June 7th   

New York, NY – May 3, 2022 – The Barnes & Noble Book Club pick for May 2022 is Jennifer Saint’s Elektra

The Barnes & Noble Book Club has a rich history with its selections. Every month the bookseller selects an exceptional new novel about which it encourages book club discussions. Booksellers across the country rally behind these books and, with the wide participation by customers of the bookseller, they become word-of-mouth bestsellers. 

“Jennifer Saint hooked me last year with her debut of Ariadne: A Novel and has once again captivated me with Elektra,” said Shannon DeVito, Director of Books at Barnes & Noble. “This spellbinding feminist reimagining of Greek mythology focuses on the origins of the Trojan War but is told in alternating chapters by a trio of unforgettable women who are caught up in familial curses and tragedy. The popularity of reimaginings and retellings has been on the upswing for the better part of a year, but in Saint’s assured hands, this ultimate ancient myth takes on a refreshing intimacy. With evocative prose and rich details, it is a work of dazzling storytelling that I know our Book Club readers will thoroughly enjoy and will be eager to discuss.” 

“I was incredibly thrilled and honoured to find out that Elektra has been chosen for the Barnes & Noble Book Club,” said author, Jennifer Saint. “The support from B&N for Ariadne meant the world to me and it’s beyond wonderful to have Elektra be the May pick. Thank you so much to Barnes & Noble for making this dream come true!” 

Barnes & Noble will be hosting a free live virtual event with Jennifer Saint on Tuesday, June 7th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. The Elektra author will be in a round table conversation with Shannon DeVito, Director of Books at Barnes & Noble, and Miwa Messer, Executive Producer of Poured Over, The B&N Podcast. Registration via Eventbrite is required, and the virtual event will be hosted on Zoom. 

Before the virtual event, customers can share their thoughts and reactions with other readers on social media using the hashtag #BNBookClub. 

Previous Barnes & Noble Book Club selections have included: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin, Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly, Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Inland by Téa Obreht, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam, Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian, The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller, Anthem by Noah Hawley, One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle and Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel.   

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