An Evening With Jessica Shattuck

An Evening With Jessica Shattuck

Acclaimed as ‘a virtuoso of time and place,’ New York Times best-selling author Jessica Shattuck will be at the Brookline Library on Monday September 25 to speak about her recent, riveting, award-winning novel, The Women in the Castle.


Shattuck describes her book as being about complicity as much as about resistance.  In it, she tells the story of three women, all widows, who come together in a crumbling castle in Bavaria after Germany’s defeat in WW II.  Their husbands were implicated in the plot to assassinate Hitler; the novel describes the bold actions, moral dilemmas, and dark secrets of their wives, the survivors.  It is both a compelling historical novel and a story—about ‘ordinary’ people, about endurance and protest, and about the complexities of claiming the moral high ground—that resonates strongly with us today.


“An Evening with Jessica Shattuck” represents a homecoming of sorts for the author, who lives with her family in the Lincoln School district and wrote much of the book in the Brookline Library.  Shattuck is herself of German descent and will share with us how and why she came to write this book.  Her talk begins at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30) in Hunneman Hall at the Main Library, 361 Washington Street.  Generously sponsored by the Trustees of the Brookline Public Library, the event is free and open to the public.  A book signing will follow Shattuck’s talk.


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Monday, September 25, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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