Family and Fate in Historical Fiction

Sat. March 21, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Andrea Bobotis (The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt), Curdella Forbes (A Tall History of Sugar), and Kirmen Uribe (Bilbao—New York—Bilbao) discuss their historical novels, tracing family stories and individual fates across the globe and over the course of various decades. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt adeptly catalogs loss, hope, and redemption.”—Booklist

A Tall History of Sugar is a gift for grown-up fans of fairy tales and those who love fiction that metes out hard and surprising truths. Forbes’s writing combines the gale-force imagination of Margaret Atwood with the lyrical pointillism of Toni Morrison.”—New York Times Book Review

“Uribe has succeeded in realizing what is surely an ambition for many writers: a book that combines family, romances, and literature, anchored deeply in a spoken culture but also in bookishness—and all without a single note of self-congratulation.”—Times Literary Supplement

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