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Left Bank Books Author Talk & Book Signing With Laura McNeal and Lily King

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Two world-class authors discuss literary craft in celebration of Laura’s brand new novel, The Swan’s Nest. Meticulously researched, Swan’s Nest tells the literary love story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning in stunning prose.

In this brilliant novel, Laura dramatizes the perils of falling in love in the Victorian world, where family duty was the most important value of all and where married women could not own property. The Swan’s Nest is lyrically written and as rich as a Brontë novel. Readers will find themselves immersed in the radical hopes of two people who believed love in practice could be as enduring and faithful as love in poetry.

Lily is the award-winning author of five novels, including Writers & Lovers (2020), which was a New York Times notable book and named by the Washington Post, People, and the LA Times as one of the best books of the year. Euphoria (2014) won the Kirkus Award, The New England Book Award, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award, and named one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times Book Review. Lily lives in Portland with her family.


July 11
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


First Church in Belfast
8 Court Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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