Isabel Allende in conversation with Anne Gisleson at Nims Fine Arts Center - Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70115, as they discuss her book, In the Midst of Winter. Click here to purchase your ticket.
Each ticket includes a signed copy of In the Midst of Winter.
A portion of the proceeds is being donated to Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Doors will open at 6:00 PM
Street parking plus a limited number of off-street parking spaces in the Sacred Heart parking lot (entrance on Carondelet St.)
For further information contact Garden District Book Shop 504.895.2266
Please Note: This event does not include a book signing. Books included with tickets are pre-signed editions of In the Midst of Winter, specially bound by the publisher. (Additional pre-signed copies will be available for purchase at the event.)
In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.