Due to our weekend blizzard, author Mary Sharratt was unable to present her program.  Unfortunately, she has no other open dates before she has to head back to her home in Europe. Thus the program is canceled and will not be re-scheduled (but maybe we’ll get her when she writes her next book!)

Mary SharrattPlease come and join us at 10AM this Saturday, April 10, to hear author Mary Sharratt speak. A native Minnesotan, she now lives in Lancashire, England. She is an award winning author (winner of the 2013 Nautilus Gold Award, the 2005 WILLA Literary Award, and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist) whose latest novel, Ecstasy, set in turn of the twentieth century Vienna, tells the story of the remarkable Alma Schindler. Sharratt often writes about historical women limited by by societal strictures and underappreciated by history. Alma Schindler was an intelligent, strong and talented woman who has been viewed by many simply through the lens of the beauty and charm that enabled her to marry some of the most talented men of her era: Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel. Sharratt does a wonderful job telling her story rather than theirs. All fans of history and romance should come – hope to see you there!

(And for those who would like a satirical take on the life of Alma Schindler, take a few minutes and listen to the fabulous Tom Lehrer’s ballad from 1965, shortly after Alma’s death.)