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The Diesel Readers Book Group -- In the Midst of Winter

Submitted by East Bay Booksellers on Sun, 02/24/2019 - 6:37pm

Monday, April 15th

7:00pm

The Diesel Readers discuss LESS

East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group's discussion of In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende, on Monday April 15th at 7pm.

An instant New York Times bestseller, In the Midst of Winter is about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that offers “a timely message about immigration and the meaning of home” (People).

During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house, seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant, Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice.

As these three lives intertwine, each will discover truths about how they have been shaped by the tragedies they witnessed, and Richard and Lucia will find unexpected, long overdue love. Allende returns here to themes that have propelled some of her finest work: political injustice, the art of survival, and the essential nature of—and our need for—love.

 

 

 

 

** The Diesel Readers is an ongoing group, and is open to all. **

 

Event date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
In the Midst of Winter: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501178146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - September 4th, 2018