Daytime Book Discussion

Thursday, February 16th   /  10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM

Contact: Betty Havrylik   (401) 333-2552, x 2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org
This month’s pick is Embers by Sándor Márai.

The story of the rediscovery of this book is as fascinating as the novel itself. A celebrated Hungarian novelist of the 1930s, Márai survived the war but was persecuted by the Communists after they came to power. His books were suppressed, even destroyed, and he was forced to flee his country in 1948. He died in San Diego in 1989, one year before the neglected Embers was finally reprinted in his native land. The reprint was discovered by the Italian writer and publisher Roberto Calasso, and the subsequent editions have become international bestsellers. –Regina Marler

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk.

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