The Friends of the Brookline Libraries will not be accepting book donations until October 1.

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.

 

Add to Google Calendar
Add to iCal

When

September 25th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location

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

Share this event

Know someone or fellow patrons that would be interested? Spread the word and share the Library of Brookline's events through your social media networks.