The White Hart Speaker Series: Courtney Maum

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The White Hart Inn
15 Undermountain Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with The White Hart Inn & Scoville Memorial Library

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Courtney Maum

Sinuous and striking, heartbreaking and strange, Costalegre is heavily inspired by the real-life relationship between the heiress Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter, Pegeen. Acclaimed author Courtney Maum triumphs with this wildly imaginative and curiously touching story of a privileged teenager who has everything a girl could wish for except for a mother who loves her back. 

It is 1937, and Europe is on the brink of war. In the haute-bohemian circles of Austria, Germany, and Paris, Hitler is circulating a most-wanted list of “cultural degenerates”―artists, writers, and thinkers whose work is deemed antithetical to the new regime.  To prevent the destruction of her favorite art (and artists), the impetuous American heiress and modern art collector, Leonora Calaway, begins chartering boats and planes for an elite group of surrealists to Costalegre, a mysterious resort in the Mexican jungle, where she has a home. 

Courtney Maum is the author of Touch (a New York Times Editor's Choice and NPR's Best of 2017), as well as the acclaimed I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You. Her book reviews, essays and articles about the writing life have been widely published in The New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, BuzzFeed, Interview Magazine and Electric Literature.

The White Hart Inn is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking. Microphones and speakers will be used at this event. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@oblongbooks.com.

Touch Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735212145
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 7th, 2018

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476764559
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Published: Touchstone - April 7th, 2015