in partnership with The Worldview Project
About the Event
Adventures by the Book™ is excited to partner with The Worldview Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote greater cross-cultural awareness, knowledge, and understanding, on a German Dinner Adventure with the first German author to ever become a #1 New York Times bestseller, Bernhard Schlink.
In 1997 Schlink's novel, The Reader, a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany, was published to great acclaim. This internationally bestselling and award-winning novel made Bernhard Schlink one of the most well respected German authors in modern history. Now in 2017, Schlink is back with a novel to thrill his fans: The Woman on the Stairs is a powerful novel about obsession, creativity, and love.
Join us at the German American Society of San Diego for the opportunity to meet this internationally acclaimed author and learn how Schlink was inspired to bring together a missing painting, a mysterious woman, her husband, and a lover in one intricate and poignant book. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, with an authentic, delicious, and all inclusive German meal with choice of wine or beer served at 7:00 pm. Don't miss this chance to attend a one-of-a-kind Adventure in support of The Worldviews Project's goal to promote a stronger understanding of the world's many diverse cultures.
Your Adventure includes** German dinner, choice of beer or wine, donation to The Worldview Project, author talk, book signing, and the chance to meet the author up-close and personal in an authentic and unique setting.
**Should you choose the second ticketing option, your Adventure will also include a book at a special ONLINE ONLY discounted price. Books will be for sale during the event as well, but for full price only.
About the Author and Book
In his latest novel, The Woman on the Stairs, a brilliant and naïve young lawyer’s life is changed forever when a painter and his subject—a breathtakingly beautiful woman—appear at his office in Frankfurt. The woman’s husband is deliberately marring the painting of his wife he commissioned the artist to make. Now the woman and the artist want the painting back. Simple enough—or so it seems before the lawyer becomes enmeshed in the lives of this toxic trio. Love, theft, and deceit unfold in quick succession when the woman, and the painting, suddenly go missing. It will take a strange turn of fate and a natural disaster to reunite the lawyer, the husband, and the artist with the woman they all love, hiding out in Australia—and when they find her they will be forced to reckon with the lies and betrayals of their shared past. This is an intricately crafted, poignant, and beguiling novel—it is Bernhard Schlink writing at his peak.
Please note that no physical tickets will be issued. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds are available after March 13, 2017, or for no-shows. Only books pre-purchased below or at the event will be eligible for signing.
Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy of The Woman on the Stairs at a special ONLINE ONLY discounted price included in your ticket to be delivered at the event: