ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY: AN AFTERNOON WITH ELIZABETH WEIN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH | 2PM
Central Pennsylvania's 2016 One Book, One Community winner Elizabeth Wein returns home to Harrisburg to discuss her award-winning historical novel, Rose Under Fire. Wein, a Harrisburg native-turned-Scotland resident, will share what it's like to return home, the art of writing historical fiction, and the influence of Scotland on her new book, The Pearl Thief.
Elizabeth Wein will be available to sign copies of her book immediately following the discussion.
PRAISE FOR ROSE UNDER FIRE
"Wein masterfully sets up a stark contrast between the innocent American teen's view of an untarnished world and the realities of the Holocaust. [A]lthough the story's action follows [Code Name Verity]'s, it has its own, equally incandescent integrity. Rich in detail, from the small kindnesses of fellow prisoners to harrowing scenes of escape and the Nazi Doctors' Trial in Nuremburg, at the core of this novel is the resilience of human nature and the power of friendship and hope." -Kirkus, starred review
"Wein excels at weaving research seamlessly into narrative and has crafted another indelible story about friendship borne out of unimaginable adversity." -Publishers Weekly, starred review