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The author of seventeen books for young adults and winner of the 2012 Book of the Year and Best Historical Fiction by the San Diego Book and Writing Awards for her previous work, Finding Emilie, Laurel Corona shares her latest work of historical fiction for adults, The Mapmaker's Daughter. Set during he Jewish expulsion from Spain, Laurel's latest is a stirring novel about identity, exile, and what it means to be home.
Location: Books Inc. Street: 74 Town & Country Village City: Palo Alto, Province: California Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
AUTHOR EVENT: Laurel Corona - "The Mapmaker's Daughter" - Presented in partnership with Temple Emanuel, Kingston, NY
This event is presented in partnership with Temple Emanuel, Kingston, and will take place at 243 Albany Ave, Kingston, NY12401 - (845) 338-4271
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At this event, award wining author & scholar Laurel Corona will talk about her research for her new fact-based novel, The Mapmaker's Daughter, present slides, entertain Q&A from the audience & sign books. Refreshments provided by Temple Emanuel Sisterhood.
The Mapmaker's Daughter is a sweeping novel of 15th-century Spain, that explores the forgotten women of the Spanish Inquisition and the history of the Sephardic community. In 1492, Amalia Riba is the last in a long line of Jewish mapmakers, whose services to the court were so valuable that their religion had been tolerated by Muslims and Christians alike. She sits in an empty room, waiting for soldiers to take her away.When King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella conquered Granada, the last holdout of Muslim rule, they issued an order expelling all Jews who refused to convert to Christianity from Spain.
Laurel Corona is the author of three historical novels, including Finding Emilie (Gallery Books, 2011), which won the 2012 Theodore S. Geisel Award for Book of the Year, San Diego Book Awards. She has taught at San Diego State University, the University of California at San Diego, and San Diego City College, where she is a professor of English and Humanities. Corona is also a member of the Brandeis National Committee, the National Council of Jewish Women, and Hadassah. She has written over a dozen nonfiction Young Adult books for school library programs, primarily on Jewish topics. She lives in San Diego. Books will be available for purchase at the event, and can also be pre-ordered (below) for collection at the event.
Location: Street: 6422 Montgomery St., Suite 6 City: Rhinebeck, Province: New York Postal Code: 12572-0482 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
As part of the Flower Hill Arts in Bloom event, journalist Barbara Davenport moderates a discussion with authors Lisa Fugard, Jincy Willet and Laurel Corona on how to maintain artistic integrity with (big) publishers. They will be available for discussion and book signing after the presentation. (OsideNative)… (més)
The Four Seasons December 06, 2008 2:00 PM Reading and Signing San Diego-Mission Valley - Borders 1072 Camino Del Rio N. San Diego, CA 92108 In THE FOUR SEASONS, Corona vividly captures the life of Venetian society and offers a tale full of political intrigue, love affairs, fabulous parties, and, of course, beautiful music. (cmarin2)
Laurel Corona llegeix Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance.
Please join us as author Laurel Corona presents her new book, Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance
Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance tells the destruction of Vilna, the "Jerusalem of Lithuania." Until Our Last Breath is written using Michael Bart's parent's narrative as a thread that weaves the reader through both a collective story of the Vilna ghetto, the Partisans of Vilna, and within the wider theme of world history. (jewell)… (més)