Anna Solomon will discuss her most recent novel, “The Book of V.,” which traces the stories of three women—Esther, heroine of the Purim story; Vivian, a political wife in Watergate-era Washington, D.C.; and Lily, a wife, mother and aspiring writer in 2016 Brooklyn—as they overlap and ultimately collide, illuminating how women’s lives have and have not changed over thousands of years.
“Solomon connects these stories in a way that’s fresh and tantalizing, with fascinating intergenerational discussions about desire, duty, family, and feminism, as well as a surprising, completely believable twist. This frank, revisionist romp through a Bible tale is a winner.”
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