Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, The Women in the Castle is the story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined. Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, the widow of a resister murdered in the failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors. She plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. Janice Y.K. Lee says, “I couldn’t put Jessica Shattuck’s gorgeous novel down, an intricate and intimate portrait of the lives of three women whose fates draw them together in WWII Germany.” Jessica Shattuck is the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding, as well as Perfect Life. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Glamour, Mother Jones, and The New York Times, among other publications. She will be joined by Liesl Schillinger, a New York-based critic, translator, and moderator.