Virtual Book Group: Hannah’s WarJune 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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June 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Book Group: Hannah’s War
Virtual Book discussion followed by a conversation with author Jan Eliasberg.
TV writer-director Eliasberg’s first novel was inspired by an unnamed female physicist, mentioned in a New York Times article from the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, who actually discovered nuclear fission. In 1945, Austrian physicist Hannah Weiss works in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Research secrets are being leaked from the top-secret nuclear lab to Germany, and Hannah is suspected as a spy. But the truth isn’t always what it seems. The story then turns to 1938 Berlin, where young Hannah is dedicated to her research, but as a Jewish woman, she is often overlooked, and her ideas stolen by her German superiors. As the war unfolds, Hannah must decide when to remain loyal, and her choice will change the world forever. A historical love story full of intrigue and suspense.
Book Discussion: 12pm
Conversation with Jan Eliasberg: 1pm
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