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Susan Vreeland

Author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue

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Susan Vreeland has 3 upcoming events.

Aug
26
Susan Vreeland - "Lisette's List"
Warwick's, Tuesday, August 26 at 7:30pm
Warwick's is excited to announce the launch event for Susan Vreeland on Tuesday, August 26th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign Lisette's List. Reserved Seating is available. Call Warwick's at (858) 454-0347 to purchase.

From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of Vichy France--to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war.

In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, Andre, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for Andre's grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures.

Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cezanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provencal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal's advice to "Do the important things first," Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#"4. Learn what makes a painting great"). When war breaks out, Andre goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal's paintings to keep them from the Nazis' reach.

With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings ("#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime"). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
14
Susan Vreeland Signs in Mission Viejo
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, September 14 at 3pm
Susan Vreeland signs Lisette's List at the Mission Viejo Library.

Mysterious Galaxy is proud to support this Mission Viejo Library event as the on-site bookseller. If you are unable to attend the event, but would like a signed copy of the book, please call the San Diego store at 858-268-4747.

For more information, please check the Mission Viejo website.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: Mission Viejo Library Additional: 100 Civic Center City: Mission Viejo, Province: California Postal Code: 92691 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
2
Susan Vreeland: Lisette's List
Left Bank Books, Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm
Ethical Society of St. Louis

Ticket Information: $30 admits one and includes one copy of Lisette's List. $35 admits two, includes one copy of Lisette's List, and $5 will be rebateable towards the purchase of another copy of Lisette's List at the event. Tickets available at susanvreeland.brownpapertickets.com.

From the bestselling author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue comes a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war. In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband move from Paris to a village in Provence. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures.

Location: Street: Ethical Society of St. Louis Additional: 9001 Clayton Rd. City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63117 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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