Join us for The Eighth Life Discussion

An Instant best-seller at Dog-Eared Books

We are so thrilled that the Dog-Eared community loves The Eighth Life (For Brilka) as much as we do! It is easily one of our most popular and beloved titles. 

To celebrate this, we’re holding a one-off book club meeting for all its readers! Join Peter for discussion and connect with others touched by this astounding epic. It doesn’t matter whether you’re finished reading or only on chapter one, all are welcome.  

WHEN: Sunday, August 22, 12 – 1 PM 
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books 

The Eighth Life (For Brilka) by Genevieve Nino Haratischvili

1900, Georgia: in the deep south of the Russian Empire, Stasia, the daughter of a famous chocolatier, dreams of ballet in Paris, but marries a soldier, and finds herself caught up in the October Revolution. Escaping with her children, she finds shelter with her unworldly sister Christine, whose beauty, fatally, has caught the eye of Stalin’s henchman. Disastrous consequences ensue for the whole family …

2006, Germany: after the fall of the Iron Curtain Georgia is shaken by a civil war. Niza, Stasia’s brilliant great-granddaughter, has broken from her family and moved to Berlin. But when her 12-year-old niece Brilka runs away, Niza must track her down and tell her the truth about their family — and about the secret recipe for hot chocolate, which has given both salvation and misfortune over six generations.

Truly epic and utterly absorbing, The Eighth Life is a novel of seven exceptional lives lived under the heat and light of empire, revolution, war, repression, and liberation.