HSHA Author’s Talk
Sunday, December 10
254 Walnut St.
High Street Hill is loaded with artists, musicians, and authors. To celebrate and continue a new tradition, the High Street Hill Association is proud to present a neighborhood author’s talk, featuring Jessica Shattuck. She will reflect on her New York Times Bestselling novel, The Women in the Castle — the story of three German widows living together in a crumbling castle in Bavaria in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Their husbands were executed for their participation in the 20th of July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler, but the women’s own beliefs and experiences span the gamut of the German political spectrum. A novel as much about complicity as it is about resistance, The Women in the Castle offers a new and different look at WWII from the German point of view. Shattuck, who is herself of German descent, will share with us how she came to write the book and what she learned in her research about this time.
Hosted by Anthony Flint & Tina Cassidy
Wine & cheese will be served
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica’s The Hazards of Good Breeding was a New York Times Notable Book and Boston Globe Best Book of the Year. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Wired and The New Yorker. Her book is for sale at Brookline Booksmith, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and indiebound.com