NYSWI: Margot Livesey reads and signs The Flight of Gemma Hardy (Albany Public Libray)

Margot Livesey, celebrated Scottish-born fiction writer, is the author most recently of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, a modern-day retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. The novel follows the fortunes of a young woman who accepts a position as an au pair for a wealthy family in Scotland’s Orkney Islands. In advance praise, author Amy Bloom said, “Livesey’s prose is a garden of pleasures: precision here, lyricism there, wit and compassionate insight throughout.” Livesey’s earlier books include The House on Fortune Street, winner of the PEN New England Award; Banishing Verona; and Eva Moves the Furniture, a finalist for the PEN New England Award.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
161 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY
12210 Albany
The Flight of Gemma Hardy: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062064226
Availability: POSSIBLE DELAY
Published: Harper - January 24th, 2012

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