Authors on Stage
When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Coffee 9:45 a.m. Program 10:30 a.m.
Where: Wellesley College Club
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Fill your morning with engaging presentations by three authors discussing how they came to write their recently published books, and help support the Wellesley College Library. WCAB Authors on Stage presents these outstanding authors:
Susan Cooper—The Shortest Day
Written for the Christmas Revels show that is now performed throughout the United States, the beloved poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with prior generations—and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. “This cyclical volume offers an alluringly haunting alternative to more familiar seasonal fare” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Susan Cooper is the author of many books for children and adults. Her fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising includes the Newbery Medal winner The Grey King. She lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts. (Author photo © Tsar Fedorsky)
Marjan Kamali—The Stationery Shop
The Stationery Shop is a beautiful exploration of loss, unbreakable family bonds, and the overwhelming power of love. “Simultaneously briskly paced and deeply moving” (Booklist), the novel is set against the upheaval of 1953 Tehran. “A wistful look at two idealists and the world they should have inherited... Kamali offers a paean not just to lost love, but to the poetry, food, and culture that fed their memories for 60 years” (Christian Science Monitor). Marjan Kamali was born in Turkey to Iranian parents. Her degrees include an MBA from Columbia and an MFA from NYU. She lives in the Boston area. (Author photo © David E. Lawrence)
Jack Goldsmith—In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth
As a young man, Jack Goldsmith revered his stepfather, Jimmy Hoffa associate Chuckie O’Brien. Yet as he pursued a career in law and government, he distanced himself from the man long suspected by the FBI of perpetrating Hoffa’s disappearance. Years later he reconsiders and reunites with his stepfather while exploring Hoffa’s rise and fall and how the golden age of blue-collar America came to an end. “A thrilling, unputdownable story that takes on big subjects—injustice, love, loss, truth, power, murder” (Bill Buford). Jack Goldsmith is a Harvard Law professor and former assistant attorney general. (Author photo © Martha Stewart)