Read It & Eat: Chloe Benjamin & Georgia Hunter
Join authors Chloe Benjamin and Georgia Hunter at Towne Center Books for a delicious lunch inspired by their novels on Wednesday, January 10th.
Arrive at 11:30 AM for refreshments and mingling, lunch to be served at 12 PM.
Tickets are $15.00. Call the store or purchase them through our website.
It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.
A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
Chloe Benjamin is an author based in Madison, WI. Chloe also teaches workshops on the business of publishing, from writing a novel to finding a literary agent.The Immortalists is her second novel.
It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety.
Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family that was separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.
When Georgia Hunter was fifteen years old, she learned that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors. We Were the Lucky Ones was born of her quest to uncover her family’s staggering history.