Edmund de Waal shares a World War II account of his Austrian ancestors, the Ephrussi Family. Before World War II, the wealthy financier Ephrussis maintained an unparalleled painting, sculpture, and book collection. Their treasures included netsuke, delicate Japanese figurines including a unique hare with amber eyes. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion about war, loyalty, and art. This event is free to the public and copies of the book are available at the Des Plaines Public Library.