Strangers in Budapest

with author Jessica Keener
in conversation with Caroline Leavitt

Wednesday, February 28 — 7:30 pm

Eight months after moving to Budapest, Annie and Bill’s efforts to assimilate are thrown into turmoil when they receive a message from friends in the US asking that they check up on an elderly man, a fiercely independent Jewish American WWII veteran who helped free Hungarian Jews from a Nazi prison camp. They soon learn that the man has come to Hungary to exact revenge on someone he is convinced seduced, married, and murdered his daughter.

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with co-author Charles Paikert

Saturday, March 17 — 4:00 pm

The annual NCAA Basketball Tournament, which has become known as “March Madness” has emerged as a major sports event, matched only by the Super Bowl and the Olympics. In Madness, Mark Mehler and Charles Paikert tell the stories behind the ten most compelling and memorable championship games in tournament history, from North Carolina’s triple-overtime victory over Wilt Chamberlain’s Kansas Wildcats in 1957 to Duke’s heart stopping victory over underdog Butler in 2010.

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Secrets We Kept

with author Krystal A. Sital

Friday, March 16 — 7:30 pm

Violence, a rigid ethnic and racial caste system, and a tolerance of domestic abuse—the harsh legacies of plantation slavery—permeate the history of Trinidad. On the island’s plantations, in its growing cities, and in the family’s new home in America, Secrets We Kept tells a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and love, and most of all, the bonds among women and between generations that help them find peace with the past.

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