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Authors CLAIRE MCMILLAN (The Necklace) and DENISE KIERNAN (The Last Castle) at the Boston Public Library

October 14, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A stunning inheritance stirs up old jealousies in CLAIRE MCMILLAN’s The Necklace, which alternates between past and present to link two women—a bewitching Jazz Age beauty and a young lawyer— to a spectacular Indian necklace and an even more valuable secret. DENISE KIERNAN’s The Last Castle explores the true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.

McMillan is the author of Gilded Age, inspired by Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth. She practiced law until 2003 and then received her MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. Kiernan’s The Girls of Atomic City was a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during its Emmy Award-winning first season.

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Date:
October 14, 2017
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.bpl.org/programs/author_series.htm?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D124556099

Venue

Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Phone:
617-536-5400
Website:
http://www.bpl.org/

Organizer

Boston Public Library
Phone:
6175365400
Email:
ask@bpl.org
Website:
www.bpl.org

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.