Live Facebook Chat with Ayelet Waldman
Join us on February 18 at 1 p.m. EST on The Reading Group Center’s Facebook page for a live chat with Ayelet Waldman, author of the novels Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter’s Keeper. Her most recent title, Love and Treasure—a Washington Post and Oprah.com Best Book of the Year—tells a sweeping tale of tragic love, loss, and redemption woven around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train in the Second World War.
Ayelet Waldman will answer all of your questions about Love and Treasure and its unforgettable characters—but also about her previous books, her inspiration, and her writing life.
RSVP before 9 a.m. on February 10, 2015 by clicking “join” and selecting “going” on the event page, and you’ll be entered for the chance to win one of five copies of Love and Treasure. Click here for Official Rules and details.
In 1945, on the outskirts of Salzburg, American soldiers discover a train filled with unspeakable riches: gold watches and wedding rings, picture frames and Shabbat candlesticks. Jack Wiseman is the lieutenant tasked with guarding this treasure in the chaotic aftermath of war—a responsibility that grows more complicated when he meets Ilona, a fierce, beautiful Hungarian woman who has lost everything in the ravages of the Holocaust.
Seventy years later, amid the shadowy world of art dealers who profit off the sins of previous generations, Jack gives a necklace to his granddaughter, Natalie, and charges her with returning it to its owner. And as Natalie searches for the woman whose portrait and unknown fate have come to haunt her, she will come to understand the secret her grandfather took to his grave.
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Learn about the real-life Budapest jeweler who inspired one of the characters in Love and Treasure.