Author Talk: Rachel Barenbaum in conversation with Michelle Hoover

Join us on Zoom to celebrate the paperback release of local author Rachel Barenbaum’s  novel, A Bend in the Stars.

In Russia, in the summer of 1914, as war with Germany looms and the Czar’s army tightens its grip on the local Jewish community, Miri Abramov and her brilliant physicist brother, Vanya, are facing an impossible decision. As the eclipse that will change history darkens skies across Russia, not only the safety of Miri’s own family but the future of science itself hangs in the balance. Grounded in real history — and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914 — A Bend in the Stars offers a heart-stopping account of modern science’s greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia.

To learn more, check out Rachel Barenbaum’s interview on NPR!

This program is in partnership with Brookline Booksmith.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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