'The Hare with Amber Eyes' by Edmund de Waal

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'The Hare with Amber Eyes' by Edmund de Waal

Book Club Title for April

Cover image of the nonfiction book by Edmund de Waal, entitled The Hare with Amber Eyes.Edmund de Waal found himself the inheritor of his great uncle’s priceless collection of netsukes, beautifully and intricately carved miniature 17th century Japanese sculptures that were used to fasten containers to the belts of men’s traditional Japanese robes, the kosode and kimono.

But how did this award-winning British ceramicist come to inherit over two hundred of these wonderful carvings? And how did they survive so much history?

The result is a meditation through research on these wonderful objects, on the author’s family, where they came from, their successes, and where they ultimately ended.

Join us Wednesday, May 8 in the meeting room at 7 p.m. for a lively discussion of this book. For more information about the book club, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.