The talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Special New York Times and Women’s Discussion Group Discussion of The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Sign up for a New York Times Faculty/Student Pass and enjoy a New York Times T Club event on Thursday April 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm. This is a special New York Times online event titled T Book Club: A Discussion on “The Talented Mr. Ripley”.

The Women’s Discussion Group is having a follow-up discussion of this book and the T Club event on Tuesday May 4 at 10:00 am. Visit the Zoom Link for the Women’s Discussion Group event (this is not the NY Times event).

Event Details from the New York Times:

The fourth title selected for T Magazine’s book club, “The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith, tells the story of a young American grifter in Italy. Tom Ripley arrives in the fictional town of Mongibello with the assigned task of convincing Dickie Greenleaf, the son of a shipping magnate, to return to the States. Instead, Tom — seduced by the ease with which charming, wealthy Dickie is able to move through life — becomes his constant companion. But Tom’s fondness for and envy of his new friend grow to the point of obsession, and he soon raises the stakes of the confidence game he’s been playing all along.

On April 22, at 7:00 pm EST, watch a virtual discussion about the book, featuring the writer Edmund White in conversation with T features director Thessaly La Force,that will address questions from readers. And, in the weeks leading up to the event, look for articles on “The Talented Mr. Ripley” at

We hope you’ll read along — and register for this event.

Step One: If you have a New York Times online access pass, register for this event.

Step Two: if you do not have a NYT access pass, go to Access New York Times Digital Edition and get an access pass and then register for this event.

For additional help registering for accessing the New York Times digital edition.

Sponsored by:

SUNY Broome’s Women’s Discussion Group
Great Books Discussion