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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mary Mackey & The Widow's War: Book Talk Sept 3




Time Tested Books is pleased to announce a reading & book signing with Mary Mackey for her new book, The Widow's War.

Last year saw Mackey’s historical novel The Notorious Mrs. Winston. Now in The Widow’s War (Berkley Trade Paperback Original), she presents a novel of a woman’s fierce spirit, rebellious love, and struggle for justice set against the backdrop of the early days of the Civil War.

Mary Mackey’s published works include five volumes of poetry, a novella, and twelve novels. Her works have sold over a million copies and have been translated into eleven foreign languages. A screenwriter as well as a novelist, she has sold feature-length screenplays to Warner Brothers as well as to independent film companies. Mackey’s nonfiction and memoirs have appeared in various anthologies. She has reviewed books for The San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the American Book Review, and a variety of other publications; has lectured at Harvard and the Smithsonian; and has contributed to such diverse print and on-line publications as The Chiron Review, Redbook, and Salon.

Mackey is related through her father's family to Mark Twain. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. During her twenties, she lived in the rain forests of Costa Rica. In the‘90s she served as Chair of PEN American Center, West. She is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and has recently served on the Governing Board of PEN Oakland. Mackey is a Professor of English and Writer in Residence at California State University where she teaches creative writing and film.

The event is on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 7 pm. It is free to the public. The Widow’s War will be available for purchase at Time Tested Books on the first of September.

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