OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR June 2019 | "The Age of Light" by Whitney Scharer
On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the book club pick with the author via video chat! Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, at 7:00 pm the author, Whitney Scharer, will join us via Skype to discuss and answer questions about her book The Age of Light. Our book club is open to the public. Pick up your copy today at The Bookstore Plus.
BOOK SUMMARY |
One cool day in 1929, Lee Miller arrives in bohemian Paris to pursue her dream of being an artist, having left behind a successful modelling career at Vogue. Gorgeous and talented, she catches the eye of renowned Surrealist artist Man Ray and convinces him to hire her as his assistant. Man is an egotistical, charismatic force, and soon their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined.
As Lee begins to assert herself, and moves from being a muse to an artist, Man’s jealousy spirals out of control, and their mutual betrayals threaten to destroy them both . . .
The Age of Light is a powerfully sensuous tale of ambition, love, and the personal price of making art. In this immersive debut novel, Whitney Scharer has brought a brilliant and pioneering artist out of the shadow of a man’s story and into the light.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR |
Whitney holds a BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her first novel, The Age of Light, based on the life of pioneering photographer Lee Miller, arrived on our shelves February, 2019. She lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington, MA.