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Cobble Hill Author Jessie Burton to Appear at Book Court on September 13

September 6, 2014

Cobble Hill author Jessie Burton will discuss her debut novel “The Miniaturist” at Book Court on September 13.

Brooklyn Eagle: “The Miniaturist,” based on real people, was inspired by the author’s visit to an Amsterdam museum, where she was drawn to a famous 17th-century replica of a wealthy merchant’s mansion that had originally belonged to a woman named Petronella Oortman. The novel focuses on the domestic world of women in a repressive, religious society. “Petronella became my heroine, Nella,” Burton explains, “and from her miniature house, my story was born.”

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