Amy Bloom on Lucky Us

reserveren: John Adams Institute

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


With her new novel, Lucky Us, Amy Bloom, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, proves again that she is one of America’s most gifted literary voices. Set in the decade of world War II, in the years between 1939 and 1949, the novel moves from past to future and back again as it follows the half-sisters Eva and Iris on their cross-country journey to Hollywood to pursue Iris’ dream of becoming a starlet. The story is about luck—good as well as bad, the perennial search for fame and fortune and about what makes a family. Bloom’s unique talent for writing an ironic and sometimes devilishly understated narrative will resonate with the reader and make you think about the importance of the people in your own life. ‘A story of stunning invention,’ according to Publisher’s Weekly. Join the John Adams Institute 8pm on August 27, 2014 at Posthoornkerk for Amy Bloom (Lucky Us).

Moderator: Liddie Austin
In cooperation with Nijgh & Van Ditmar publishers
Members €13.00, Students €15.00, Non-members €19.00; (plus €1.27 service costs)