The Red Daughter: A Novel
Event Venue:Member's Room
The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street (at Madison Ave)
Event Date:Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 6:30 PM
The New York Society Library, New York City’s oldest library is happy to welcome novelist John Burnham Schwartz to speak on his new book, The Red Daughter: A Novel. This sweeping historical novel is inspired by the remarkable life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, who defects to the United States during the turbulent 1960s to run from her father, Joseph Stalin’s, brutal legacy. Schwartz’s own father was in fact the young lawyer who escorted Svetlana Alliluyeva to the United States! Drawing upon private papers and years of extensive research, Schwartz imaginatively re-creates the story of an extraordinary, troubled woman’s search for a new life and a place to belong, in the powerful, evocative prose that has made him an acclaimed author of literary and historical fiction.
Open to the public | $15 per person, advanced registration required - click here to register