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Chapters September 19 at 11 am

September 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm

Come join us for a lively discussion on Isabel Allende’s In the Midst of Winter.

In the Midst of Winter 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. Richard Bowmaster–a 60-year-old human rights scholar–hits the car of Evelyn Ortega–a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala–in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help with a dead body in the car. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz–a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile–for her advice. Three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.

Register below to get a book. Register for either day (Tuesday at 11 am or Thursday at 7pm) and come when you can. You can join us in person or on Zoom. Zoom links will be sent out the day before the meetings.


September 19, 2023
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Event Category:


Library Conference Room

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