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Webcast: Stephanie Cowell -- Book Talk and Q&A

Friday, April 16, 2010 at 7:15 PM (EDT)

Webcast: Stephanie Cowell -- Book Talk and Q&A

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Join acclaimed author Stephanie Cowell virtually on a live webcast as she presents and signs her new novel CLAUDE AND CAMILLE (Crown). Sit back and enjoy the livestreaming against the backdrop of mythic art at the Kris Waldherr Art and Words gallery in Brooklyn on Friday, April 16 at 7:15 p.m. ET at  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/authors-at-the-gallery-stephanie-cowell.
 
CLAUDE AND CAMILLE: A NOVEL OF MONET tells the tragic love story of the young painter and his great muse, Camille Doncieux. Monet is one the world’s most esteemed painters, known as one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, as the old man in his garden at Giverny. But what is known of Monet before he was “Monet,” when he was simply “Claude”—a handsome, obscure, twenty-five-year-old painter, loyal to his friends and in love with an enigmatic upper-class girl?
 
Stephanie Cowell’s cinematic writing transports the reader to bohemian nineteenth-century Paris and blends three stories: Monet’s discovery of painting, his passionate love for Camille, and the struggle of a small group of painters who would bond together to form a famous art movement in history: Impressionism. 
 
“Writing a historical novel is much like making a film, except one person brings all this together so that a whole rich world comes to life before the reader when she/he merely opens the book. I get so involved in my stories that I often [in everyday life] date checks the year of the novel,” says Cowell.
 
Booklist says: “Cowell mines the tempestuous relationship of Monet and his romantic and artistic inspiration with a nimble and discerning command as she indelibly evokes the lush demimonde of nineteenth-century Paris.”
 
Learn more at: www.claudeandcamille.com. View the YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9fEJLNbjTQ
 
This is the second in the Authors at the Gallery series. The first, featuring author Mary Sharratt, is available for viewing at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/5477815.

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