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June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Lisa Barr & Rochelle B. Weinstein

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Books & Books

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Date:
June 11
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Phone:
305.442.4408

“Utterly gripping, The Goddess of Warsaw is a transformative and immersive story so powerful and captivating that I could not put it down. Rarely does a protagonist leap off the page and win over the heart like the unforgettable Bina Blonski. Truly one of the best books I’ve read.”—Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish


Books & Books presents…

AN EVENING WITH LISA BARR

in conversation with

Rochelle B. Weinstein

discussing

 Goddess of Warsaw 

(Harper, $30.00)

Wednesday, June 11, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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Books & Books is proud to present an evening with Lisa Barr, bestselling author of Woman on Fire, discussing her gripping new historical novel, Goddess of Warsaw (Harper, $30). She will be in conversation with USA Today bestselling author, Rochelle B. Weinstein.

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

The Goddess Of Warsaw is an enthralling tale of a legendary Hollywood screen goddess with a dark secret about her life in the Warsaw Ghetto. When the famous actress is threatened by someone from her past, she must put her skills into play to protect herself, her illustrious career, and those she loves, then and now.  

Los Angeles, 2005. Sienna Hayes, Hollywood’s latest It Girl, has ambitions to work behind the camera. When she meets Lena Browning, the enormously mysterious and famous Golden Age movie star, Sienna sees her big break. She wants to direct a picture about Lena’s life—but the legendary actor’s murky past turns out to be even darker than Sienna dreamed. Before she was a Living Legend, Lena Browning was Bina Blonski, a Polish Jew whose life and family were destroyed by the Nazis.

Warsaw, 1943. A member of the city’s Jewish elite, Bina Blonski and her husband, Jakub, are imprisoned in the ghastly, cramped ghetto along with the rest of Warsaw’s surviving Jews. Determined to fight back against the brutal Nazis, the beautiful, blonde Aryan-looking Bina becomes a spy, gaining information and stealing weapons outside the ghetto to protect her fellow Jews. But her dangerous circumstances grow complicated when she falls in love with Aleksander, an ally in resistance—and Jakub’s brother. While Lena accomplishes amazing feats of bravery, she sacrifices much in the process.

Over a decade after escaping the horrors of the ghetto, Bina, now known as Lena, rises to fame in Hollywood. Yet she cannot help but be reminded of her old life and hungers for revenge against the Nazis who escaped justice after the war. Her power and fame as a movie star offer Lena the chance to right the past’s wrongs . . . and perhaps even find the happy ending she never had.

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About the Author:

Lisa Barr is the New York Times bestselling author of Woman on Fire, The Unbreakables, and the award-winning historical thriller Fugitive Colors. She has served as an editor for The Jerusalem Post, managing editor of Today’s Chicago Woman and Moment magazine, and as an editor and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. She has appeared on Good Morning America and Today for her work as an author, journalist, and blogger. Actress Sharon Stone is set to produce and star in the film adaptation of Woman on Fire.

About the Moderator:

Rochelle B. Weinstein is the USA Today bestselling author of seven women’s fiction novels. A Miami native and former entertainment industry executive, Rochelle teaches publishing workshops at Nova Southeastern University, is the monthly book contributor for Women Writers, Women’s Books, and hosts Miami’s BookTalk with Ana Veciana-Suarez, a show dedicated to all things books. Her eighth novel releases February 2025.