Historical Fiction Book Group (virtual)

Date(s) - September 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get immersed in the world of a historical time and place, and then engage with a scholar to learn the “real” story. At meetings of the Historical Fiction Book Group, scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional context of selected books.

This virtual session (via Zoom) features Louisa Hall’s Trinity, where a set of characters bears witness to the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, from a secret service agent who tailed him in San Francisco, to the young lover of a colleague in Los Alamos, to a woman fleeing McCarthyism who knew him on St. John. As these men and women fall into the orbit of a brilliant, yet mercurial, mind at work, all consider his complicated legacy as they uncover deep and often unsettling truths about their own lives.

The program will be facilitated by Mark Goresky, Member, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. Book Group sessions are NOT recorded.

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Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


This event is fully booked.