CANCELLED: Liz Whaley's Book Group: "A Heart So White" by Javier Marias

"By far Spain's best writer today." --Roberto Bolaño

"Brilliant. . . . An entertaining and intelligent novel." -- The Washington Post

"The most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature." -- Boston Sunday Globe

Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award, and widely considered Javier Marías's masterpiece, A Heart So White is a breathtaking novel about family secrets that chronicles the relentless power of the past.

Juan knows little of the interior life of his father Ranz; but when Juan marries, he begins to consider the past anew, and begins to ponder what he doesn't really want to know. Secrecy--its possible convenience, its price, and even its civility--hovers throughout the novel. A Heart So White becomes a sort of anti-detective story of human nature. Intrigue; the sins of the father; the fraudulent and the genuine; marriage and strange repetitions of violence: Marías elegantly sends shafts of inquisitory light into shadows and onto the costs of ambivalence.

Just read the book and join us! All LWBG books are available for attendees at 20% off. No need to RSVP. Email us at for more information.  

Event date: 

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Event address: 

Water Street Bookstore
125 Water
EXETER, NH 03833
A Heart So White (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Javier Marías, Jonathan Coe (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780307950765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2013