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The Author’s Corner with Whitney Scharer

Melrose Public Library Presents:
The Author’s Corner with Whitney Scharer
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM


Whitney Scharer is coming to The Author’s Corner at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, September 25th to talk about her captivating debut novel, The Age of Light.

Photo © Sharona Jacobs

Scharer tells the true story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse.  “I’d rather take a photograph than be one,” she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray.  Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows.  As they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee’s life forever.

Seating is limited; please sign up online or with a library staff member, 781-665-2313.

Dick Haley of Haley Booksellers will have books available for purchase.  Light refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by The Friends of Melrose Public Library.