What We’re Reading in November!


We’re excited to share that our November Book Club selection is Tom Barbash’s forthcoming novel The Dakota Winters, available from Ecco on December 4, 2018, but available to Rumpus Book Club members in just a few weeks!

It’s the fall of 1979 in New York City when twenty-three-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long, Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career—but the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father’s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond. By turns hilarious and poignant, The Dakota Winters is a family saga, a page-turning social novel, and a tale of a critical moment in the history of New York City and the country at large.

Subscribe to the Rumpus Book Club by October 20 to join us in reading The Dakota Winters, culminating in an exclusive online discussion with Tom Barbash about the book!