Fiction: In the Wake of History

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Wed. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Authors Marie Benedict (The Other Einstein), Carrie Brown (The Stargazer’s Sister), and Stephen O’Connor (Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings) share their novels featuring characters with intimate connections to historic figures.

Why should you attend?

“Benedict makes a strong case that the brilliant woman behind [Einstein] was integral to his success, and creates a rich historical portrait in the process.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“If the aphorism that ‘behind every great man is a great woman’ has proven to be an abundant source of material for historical novelists, Carrie Brown does the trope one better with her seventh novel, The Stargazer’s Sister. . . . The novel brings to life both sister and stargazer, with their individual and collective contributions to our understanding of the universe.” —The Kansas City Star

“The most revolutionary reimagining of Jefferson’s life ever. . .what a dazzling experience this book is for the intrepid reader.”  –Ron Charles, The Washington Post

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