Kathleen George: The Blues Walked In Book Launch5/22/2018 @ 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Carnegie Library - Main (Oakland)
Join Kathleen George, author of the acclaimed novels Take, Fall, Afterimage, The Odds (nominated for an Edgar award), The Johnstown Girls, and more, for a talk and signing to celebrate the release of The Blues Walked In. Nineteen year-old Lena Horne is walking the last few blocks to her father’s hotel in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Her chanced meeting with a Lebanese American girl, Marie David, sparks a relationship that will intertwine their lives forever. Lena will also meet Josiah Conner, a charismatic teenager who helps out at her father’s hotel. Although the three are linked by a determination to be somebody, issues of race, class, family, and education threaten to disrupt their lives and the bonds between them. Years later, Josiah is arrested for the murder of a white man. Marie and Lena decide they must get Josiah out of prison—whatever the personal cost. Books will be available for sale from Classic Lines, and independent book store in Squirrel Hill. This event is free, but registration is requested. Please register through our website.