Author Talk and Book Launch: Courtney Maum, Costalegre

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy coffee, tea, and pastries while listening to Courtney Maum talk about her new novel Costalegre.  This book—her first historical novel, and her first written from a teenager’s point of view—tells the story of 15 year-old Lara Calaway who is waiting out World War II in western Mexico with a group of Surrealist artists that her mother has helped get out of Europe before Hitler could get to them. The book is based on the relationship between the heiress and art collector Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter, Pegeen—a sensitive young woman who longed to be an artist in her own right. Courtney will speak about the fictionalization of historical characters and how she incorporated her research on World War II, the Guggenheims, and “Peggy’s set” into a fictional diary.

The Norfolk Library, Friday July 12 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

To register, visit The Norfolk Library website.

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