in partnership with The Carlsbad City Library
About the Event
Adventures by the Book is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library for a Free Library Adventure with internationally bestselling author, 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. Don't miss this once in a lifetime 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.
This Free Library Adventure will include a discussion on The Woman on the Stairs, Q&A with the author, and book signing.
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.
Event is free and open to the public and registration is not necessary. However, seating is limited and expected to fill quickly, so stay tuned to learn how you can obtain your free tickets for admission. Information available soon at Carlsbad City Library.
Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy below of The Woman on the Stairs to be delivered at the event.