|Author Talk/Book Club - Laurel Davis Huber|
Event Type: Adults|
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Come join us for a lively discussion of The Velveteen Daughter, by Laurel Davis Huber. The author will joining us for a discussion of the novel. There are several copies of the book available for loan. Please go to the reference desk if you have any questions. All are welcome.
The Velveteen Daughter reveals for the first time the true story of two remarkable women: Margery Williams Bianco, the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time,The Velveteen Rabbit,and her daughter Pamela, a world-renowned child prodigy artist whose fame at one time greatly eclipses her mother's. But celebrity at such an early age exacts a great toll. Pamela's dreams elude her as she struggles with severe depressions, an overbearing father, an obsessive love affair, and a spectacularly misguided marriage. Throughout, her life raft is her mother.
The glamorous art world of Europe and New York in the early 20th century and a supporting cast of luminaries―Eugene O'Neill and his wife Agnes (Margery's niece), Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Richard Hughes, author of A High Wind in Jamaica―provide a vivid backdrop to the Biancos' story. From the opening pages, the novel will captivate readers with its multifaceted and resonates with its multifaceted and illuminating observations on art, family, and the consequences of genius touched by madness.
Location: Community Room