Literary Events

Historical Fiction Book Discussion: The Miniaturist

When: Thu., July 13, 2-3 p.m. and Tue., July 18, 7-8 p.m.

Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to be the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. Nella’s world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist—an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.

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