Wednesday May 18, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
For more information, please call 718-801-8375
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New York Times bestselling author Gavriel Savit visits the Tween Book Club to discuss his new novel. Jordan B. Nielsen will lead the discussion. The club is recommended for readers aged 11 to 14, and members will receive a 15% discount on each month’s book.
About Anna and the Swallow Man:
“Exquisite.” —The Wall Street Journal
“This is masterly storytelling.” —The New York Times Book Review
Kraków, 1939. A million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. This is no place to grow up. Anna Łania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father, a linguistics professor, during their purge of intellectuals in Poland. She’s alone.
And then Anna meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall, a skilled deceiver with more than a little magic up his sleeve. And when the soldiers in the streets look at him, they see what he wants them to see.
The Swallow Man is not Anna’s father—she knows that very well—but she also knows that, like her father, he’s in danger of being taken, and like her father, he has a gift for languages: Polish, Russian, German, Yiddish, even Bird. When he summons a bright, beautiful swallow down to his hand to stop her from crying, Anna is entranced. She follows him into the wilderness.
Over the course of their travels together, Anna and the Swallow Man will dodge bombs, tame soldiers, and even, despite their better judgment, make a friend. But in a world gone mad, everything can prove dangerous. Even the Swallow Man.
Destined to become a classic, Gavriel Savit’s stunning debut reveals life’s hardest lessons while celebrating its miraculous possibilities.
About the Creator:
Gavriel Savit’s writing has appeared on the New York Times’ bestseller list, and as a performer, he has appeared both on and Off-Broadway as well as on stages across the world.
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