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Meet Author Claire McMillan: Special Book Launch Event

2023-07-11 19:00:00 2023-07-11 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Claire McMillan: Special Book Launch Event Join us for refreshments and a special book launch event with author Claire McMillan, celebrating the release of her new novel, <i>Alchemy of a Blackbird</i>. Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Tuesday, July 11
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-07-11 19:00:00 2023-07-11 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Claire McMillan: Special Book Launch Event Join us for refreshments and a special book launch event with author Claire McMillan, celebrating the release of her new novel, <i>Alchemy of a Blackbird</i>. Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Beachwood Branch

Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Join us for refreshments and a special book launch event with author Claire McMillan, celebrating the release of her new novel, Alchemy of a Blackbird.

About the author:

Claire McMillan is the author of Alchemy of a BlackbirdGilded Age, and The Necklace. She was the 2017–2018 Cuyahoga County Writer-in-Residence and currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts. She practiced law until 2003 and then received her MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She grew up in Pasadena, California, and now lives on her husband’s family farm outside of Cleveland, Ohio, with their two children.

In Alchemy of a Blackbird, desperate to escape the Nazis, painter Remedios Varo and her lover, poet Benjamin Peret, flee Paris for Villa Air Bel, a safe house for artists on the Riviera. Along with Max Ernst, Peggy Guggenheim, and others, the two anxiously wait for exit papers. As the months pass, Remedios begins to sense that the others don’t see her as a fellow artist; they have cast her in the stifling role of a surrealist ideal: the beautiful innocent. She finds refuge in a mysterious bookshop, where she stumbles into a world of occult learning and intensifies an esoteric practice in the tarot that helps her light the bright fire of her creative genius.

When travel documents come through, Remedios and Benjamin flee to Mexico where she is reunited with friend and fellow painter Leonora Carrington. Together, the women tap into their creativity, stake their independence, and each find their true loves. But it is the tarot that enables them to access the transcendent that lies on the other side of consciousness, to become the truest Surrealists of all.

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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