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Afternoon Book Group -- A Light of Her Own by Carrie Callahan
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Arts & Entertainment
Registration is not Required
In Holland 1633, a woman’s ambition has no place. Judith is a painter, dodging the law and whispers of murder to try to become the first woman admitted to the Haarlem painters guild. Maria is a Catholic in a country where the faith is banned, hoping to absolve her sins by recovering a lost saint’s relic.
Both women’s destinies will be shaped by their ambitions, running counter to the city’s most powerful men, whose own plans spell disaster. A vivid portrait of a remarkable artist, A Light of Her Own is a richly-woven story of grit against the backdrop of Rembrandt and an uncompromising religion.
The book will be discussed on Thursday September 12 at 2:00 in the third-floor conference room of the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave. Open to the public; RSVPs not required. The book will be available on the library's reserve shelf well before the book group meeting.