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How many times have you wanted to have a book discussion directly with the author of an intriguing book? Now is your opportunity to do just that! On Friday, February 13 at 1:00pm, just in time for Valentine's Day, you are invited to have lunch at Burgundy Restaurant in La Jolla with award-winning author, Kathi Diamant to discuss her world-class love story, Kafka's Last Love. When you purchase her book at Warwick's, you can make a lunch reservation for only $20. Please call or visit the Warwick's book department to sign up, but don't delay as seats for this special event are limited. And, you of course encouraged to read Kafka's Last Love prior to the luncheon so you can have some good discussion questions ready! In this gripping literary detective story, Kathi Diamant brings to light the amazing woman who captured Kafka's heart and kept his literary flame alive for decades. It was Dora Diamant, an independent spirit who fled her Polish Hasidic family to pursue her Zionist dreams, who persuaded Kafka to leave his parents and live with her in Berlin the year before he died. Although many credit (or blame) her for burning many of his papers, as he had requested, she also held onto many others - papers that the Gestapo confiscated and that have yet to be recovered. Dora's life after Kafka - from her days as a struggling agitprop actress in Berlin to her sojourn in Moscow in the 1930s, from her wartime escape to Great Britain, to her first emotional visit to the new nation of Israel - offers a prism through which we can view the cultural and political history of twentieth-century Europe. Based on original sources and interviews, including never-before-seen material from the Comintern and Gestapo archives and Dora's newly discovered notebook, diary, and letters, Kafka's Last Love illuminates the life of a literary "wife" who, like Véra Nabokov and Nora Joyce, is a remarkable woman in her own right. (booksense)… (mais)