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Bestselling Author Wally Lamb to Speak at New Canaan Library, Introducing Latest Book I’ll Take You There
December 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Wally Lamb, renowned author of The New York Times bestselling novels She’s Come Undone and I Know this Much is True, will visit New Canaan Library on Sunday, December 11 to speak about his new novel, I’ll Take You There. The event will take place at 2 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room; please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org. Copies of I’ll Take You There will be available for purchase, courtesy of Elm Street Books.
The world of film making, ghostly connections, and the trials and complexities of being a woman are gracefully and compellingly woven into the story of one young man’s life and the three very important women who helped shape it. I’ll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar running a film club in an old theater who is visited by the ghost of Lois Weber, a film director from Hollywood’s silent film era. When Lois invites Felix to review, and sometimes relive, his past on the big screen, he finds that he has a rare opportunity to reexamine some precious relationships: with his daughter Aliza, a budding author, with his sister Frances, whom he had a deep relationship, and with Verna, a fiery beauty contest contender. The irresistible chance to look back leads to enlightenment for Felix.