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Author Talk: Three Muses by Martha Anne Toll

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Join us this Library Lovers’ Month, with local author Martha Anne Toll in conversation with fiction writer and book reviewer, Ericka Taylor. The interview will be followed by an audience Q&A segment.

    Location: Chevy Chase Library, Lower Level Meeting Room
    For additional assistance or inquiries about this program, contact the Chevy Chase Library at 240-773-9590. 

    You can place a hold for this title through MCPL’s catalog or acquire the title through the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (copy and paste the following link in your internet browser): https://bookshop.org/lists/winter-2022-2023-mcpl-programming

    About Three Muses

    Three Muses is a love story that enthralls: a tale of Holocaust survival venturing through memory, trauma, and identity, while raising the curtain on the unforgiving discipline of ballet. In post-WWII New York, John Curtin suffers lasting damage from having been forced to sing for the concentration camp kommandant who murdered his family. John trains to be a psychiatrist, struggling to wrest his life from his terror of music and his past. Katya Symanova climbs the arduous path to Prima Ballerina of the New York State Ballet, becoming enmeshed in an abusive relationship with her choreographer, who makes Katya a star but controls her life. When John receives a ticket to attend a ballet featuring Katya Symanova, a spell is cast. As John and Katya follow circuitous paths to one another, fear and promise rise in equal measure. Song, Discipline, and Memory weave their way through love and loss, heartbreak and triumph. -this summary taken from MCPL’s catalog entry for this title

    About the Author

    Martha Anne Toll’s reviews, essays, and short fiction regularly appear in NPR Books, The Washington Post, The Millions, and elsewhere. A passionate advocate for racial and social justice, Martha was the founding Executive Director of the Butler Family Fund. She lives with her husband, a climate activist, and their espresso machine just outside Washington, DC. They are the lucky parents of two daughters. Three Muses is Martha’s debut novel. -this summary taken from MCPL’s catalog entry for this title

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    February 28
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    Montgomery County Public Libraries Chevy Chase Branch
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    Chevy Chase, 20815
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