Two books are happening this week at the Library of Virginia.
Wednesday, September 12
“Books on Broad” featuring Wendy Powers and Robin McLeod
The Testament of Judith Barton
5:30-7:30 p.m., Library of Virginia Orientation Room
Imagine the cinematic masterpiece Vertigo retold by its tragic heroine. As Wicked does for The Wizard of Oz, this novel reveals the secret history behind a classic story from a mysterious woman’s point of view. Light refreshments (wine and cheese) will be served (5:30–6:15 pm), followed by author talk (6:15–7:15 pm), and book signing (7:15–7:30 pm).
Thursday, September 13
The Right-Hand Shore
Noon-1:00 p.m., Conference Room
Christopher Tilghman will discuss the culture of the Eastern Shore and how it is reflected in his new novel, The Right-Hand Shore. Set in Maryland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Tilghman’s story explores the desires that drive people to try to overcome the past. Their efforts are all the more difficult because they keep looking back on the paths already traveled instead of the ones ahead of them.