Isabel Allende to Discuss New Novel IN THE MIDST OF WINTER at Brooklyn Public Library

Isabel Allende to Discuss New Novel IN THE MIDST OF WINTER at Brooklyn Public Library

On Tuesday, November 7, from 7:30-9 p.m., Brooklyn Public Library will host best-selling author Isabel Allende for a discussion of her much-anticipated new novel, In the Midst of Winter, a love story anchored in Brooklyn that examines the plight of immigrants and refugees.

In this sole Brooklyn stop on her nationwide book tour, Allende will be joined by acclaimed Scottish-Sierra Leonean writer Aminatta Forna for a conversation that will touch on timely issues including immigration and inclusion.

Isabel Allende's new novel In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident that sparks an unexpected love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Exploring timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants, the book recalls Allende's landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces humanity with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics.

Chilean-American writer Isabel Allende is the author of more than 20 books, including best-selling debut novel The House of the Spirits (1982), City of the Beasts (2002), and the critically-acclaimed memoir Paula(1994). Allende's works, all written in her native Spanish, have been translated into 35 languages and have sold more than 70 million copies. Allende was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004 and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barak Obama in 2014.

This event is part of Brooklyn Public Library's boundary-pushing fall 2017 line up, which seeks to expand BPL's role as a civic leader convening world-renowned writers, scholars, critics, and artists with the broader public to discuss issues that are vital to the Brooklyn community and the nation at large.

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