Book Discussion: "Rebecca" led by Judy Levin

We are thrilled that Judy Levin wanted to lead a discussion of this classic. So often bookstores focus only on the hot new titles.  Rebecca proves that a title can be "hot" even if it's 80 years old. Since its publication in 1938, Rebecca has never been out of print.

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly again." With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten--a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wife--the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.

Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. Among her more famous works are The ScapegoatJamaica InnRebecca, and the short story "The Birds," all of which were subsequently made into films--the latter three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

There is a $5.00 charge to participate that is fully redeemable for merchandise in the store.  

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
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ISBN: 9780380730407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick 

Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century, Rebecca is a modern masterpiece of suspense.

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly again."