Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List

HomeEventsAfternoon Book Group -- A Light of Her Own by Carrie Callahan

Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

Afternoon Book Group -- A Light of Her Own by Carrie Callahan

When:
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Where:
Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD  20910
Contact(s):
Carolyn Lauer
301-585-9506 (p)
Category:
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.