Jane Rosenberg LaForge discusses and signs An Unsuitable Princess: A True Fantasy | A Fantastical Memoir

Fantasy and memoir, contemporary and Renaissance times all converge in this duo of simultaneously-narrated tales. In the first, set in Renaissance England, a mute stable girl with mysterious healing powers has been inexplicably declared an outcast by the Queen.  Rumored to be a witch, she is relegated to living in a barn with no hope for friendship or family. Yet those who know her -- including a young man whose family raised her as their daughter and whose life she saved -- fall inexorably in love with her gentle and seemingly magical ways.  The second tale, told as a series of footnotes to the first, is a memoir of the author’s coming-of-age in L.A. in the 1970s where she’s an awkward, self-absorbed adolescent struggling to define herself amid Hollywood’s eclectic population of hippies, mid-list celebrities, drug addicts and suburbanites.  It’s also a provocative reflection upon the author’s inspiration for the book’s Renaissance storyline, stemming from the guilt she’s harbored over the death of a high school sweetheart -- as well as a sophisticated commentary on society and its values, the absurdity of our obsessions and how we too often fail to see the world around us.  Together the book’s dual stories leave readers to ponder the fine line between reality and the living fairy tales we weave in pursuit of happy endings. (Jaded Ibis Press)
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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
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