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Susan Vreeland

Susan Vreeland

Decatur Library Auditorium

January 18, 2011, 7:15 P.M.

We welcome back the wonderful writer Susan Vreeland (”Life Studies.” ”Girl in Hyacinth Blue”) with her eagerly anticipated new novel, ”Clara and Mr. Tiffany.” Critics are already calling it a ”masterwork.” Vreeland again explores the life behind a famous artistic creation -- in this case the Tiffany leaded-glass lamp, the brainchild not of Louis Comfort Tiffany but instead his glass studio manager, Clara Driscoll. Vreeland brilliantly captures the atmosphere of gilded age New York and its robber barons, sweatshops and colorful characters. But the focus remains on Clara, the woman behind the man, and her remarkable artistic and entrepreneurial instincts. We’ll have copies of this exciting new novel for sale and signing here, of course.