Michael Freed-Thal author event at Springfield Library

Join us as we welcome Vermont author Michael Freed-Thall to talk about his published romantic historical fiction novel Horodno Burning Wednesday, July 13 at 12:00 pm.

A collaboration between the Springfield Town Library and Village Square Booksellers.

Esther (Estes) Leving, a brilliant young bibliophile, chafes at male dominance, religious dogma, and antisemitism. Bernard Garfinkle, a religious Jew and the son of a vodka distiller, hides a shameful secret: in a culture that worships books, he can't read. Despite their differences, they fall in love. Estes teaches Bernard to read, and he, in turn, builds her a bookshop. They start a family, but when ferocious pogroms target Russian Jews, they must confront violent oppression.

Exploring this turbulent history, Horodno Burning brings the reader into a culture under terrible stress. How Estes and Bernard respond will determine not only who they become but whether they survive. Sign up below:


Horodno Burning flyer


Event date: 

Wed, 07/13/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event address: 

43 Main street
springfield, VT 05156
Horodno Burning Cover Image
ISBN: 9781578690671
Availability: Available from our warehouse - 5 to 12 Days
Published: Rootstock Publishing - September 21st, 2021