Library Author Series: Eleanor Brown
- Library Hall
Spend an evening at the library with bestselling novelist Eleanor Brown, who burst onto the literary scene with The Weird Sisters and now returns with The Light of Paris, a brilliant dual tale about the critical importance of living a meaningful, authentic life.
The Light of Paris is loosely based on Eleanor Brown's grandmother’s true adventures in Jazz Age Paris, including her romantic liaison with a dashing French artist and her fiery defiance of her disapproving parents—something quite extraordinary among nice young ladies in 1924. The story also focuses on a promising 34-year-old artist who has ceded her creative life—her entire life, in fact—to a controlling, dispassionate spouse only to struggle to find the courage to reclaim it. Weaving the two stories into a rich tapestry, The Light of Paris probes the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be.
Author Jojo Moyes says, “I adored The Light of Paris. It's so lovely and big-hearted—it made me long for Paris.”
Author Paula McLain raves, “Eleanor Brown is high priestess of that rich place where soulfulness and emotional insight meet laugh-out-loud humor. A deeply rewarding read, The Light of Paris will keep you thinking—and smiling—long after the last page is turned.”
About the author
Eleanor Brown is the New York Times and No. 1 international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters, hailed by People magazine as “a delightful debut” and “creative and original” by Library Journal. Her second novel is The Light of Paris. Brown teaches writing workshops at The Writers' Table in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, as well as writing conferences and centers nationwide. An avid CrossFit participant, she is the author of WOD Motivation and a contributor to CrossFit Journal. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Brown lives in Colorado with her partner, writer J.C. Hutchins.
This community talk is free.
About the Library Author Series
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an ongoing program of author talks throughout the year. These are free community events held in Library Hall, where a diverse award-winning range of visiting authors speak about their literary works and their writing processes. Each talk is followed by a Q&A and an opportunity to have authors sign copies of their books.
Books will be available for sale and author signing courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.