Library’s January featured book is, ‘The Miniaturist’
Discussion will be hosted Jan. 21
–The Paso Robles City Library’s featured book for January is Jessie Burton’s, “The Miniaturist.” The library will be hosting a discussion of the book, based on a real-life dollhouse, on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.
On a brisk autumn day in 1686, 18-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her splendid new home is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, and leaves Nella alone with his sister, the fearsome Marin. Nella’s life unexpectedly changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish it, she engages the services of a miniaturist—an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie ways. Johannes’s gift helps Nella pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand—and fear—the escalating dangers around them. Only one person seems to see the fate that awaits them. Is the miniaturist the key to their salvation . . . or the architect of their destruction?
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information visit to www.prcity.com/library or call (805) 237-3870.