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The author of our current writing book club selection will be at Vromans Bookstore tonight! Go meet and support her! Thank her for providing us with our discussion points for our upcoming book club meeting.
Thaisa Frank discusses and signs Heidegger's Glasses
Location: Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Postal Code: 91101
April 12th, 2011, 7:00 pm
During the end of World War II, The Third Reich's obsession with the occult has led to an underground compound of translators responsible for answering letters written to those eventually killed in the concentration camps. Into this covert compound comes a letter written by eminent philosopher Martin Heidegger to his optometrist, a man now lost in the dying thralls of Auschwitz. How will the scribes answer this letter? Part love story, part thriller, part meditation on how the dead are remembered and history is presented, this novel evocatively illustrates the Holocaust from an entirely new vantage point. Heidegger's Glasses was sold to ten foreign countries before publication and got a starred review in Publisher's weekly.
Heidegger's Glasses is a tour de force whose imagery haunts the reader long after the final page is turned...
-The Huffington Post
This is stunning work, full of mysetry and strange tenderness. Thaisa Frank has written one of the most compelling stories of the Nazi regime since D.M. Thomas's Pictures at an Exhibition. It is a book that will haunt you.
-Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply
Thaisa Frank works "by a tantalizing sense of indirection...."