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Left Bank Books welcomes international bestselling author Isabel Allende, who will discuss her new novel, "In the Midst of Winter," with Saint Louis University Professor of Latin American Literatures & Cultures Amy Wright!
– A $32 ticket admits ONE person and includes ONE pre-signed hardcover copy of "In the Midst of Winter."
– A $37 ticket admits TWO people and includes ONE pre-signed hardcover copy of "In the Midst of Winter" and a $5 rebate towards the purchase of a second copy a the event.
Tickets available at left-bank.com/allende. Please note: All copies of "In the Midst of Winter" will come pre-signed. Isabel Allende will not be signing books at this event. Those who purchase a ticket and do not attend the event must pick up their copy of "In the Midst of Winter" or contact Left Bank Books to arrange for shipping within 60 days of the event.
"New York Times" and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. The novel begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, "In the Midst of Winter" will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Amy E. Wright is an award-winning Associate Professor of Latin American Literatures & Cultures at Saint Louis University (2017 Helen I. Mandeville Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities; 2016 Reinert Award for Innovative Teaching and Learning). Her courses frequently examine community and otherness in Latin American contexts; other topics have included Immigration and Border-Crossings in 21st-century Hispanic Film, and a student-led community performance of García Márquez's "100 Years of Solitude," showcasing students' collaborations with Spanish-speaking performance artists from Mexico, Colombia, Spain, and the United States. Wright's upcoming book examines the panorama of serialized storytelling --comic strips, radio-dramas and soap operas-- popular in Mexico since the nineteenth century.