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Book Discussion Group

9/20/2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Library/Education Building

The Book Discussion Group will meet on September 20th to discuss Karen Essex's Leonardo's Swans. According to journalist Mariella Radaelli, "Karen Essex makes scrupulous use of Leonardo's notebooks to craft a delicious story set in the court of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. She achieves this in a very skillful, flawless way, writing with true literary grace." And a critic for Booklist writes, "With lush, colorful descriptions, Essex brings to life the Sforza court and the competitive d'Este sisters' complex relationships with each other, their husbands, and Leonardo. Powerful historical fiction."

For more background on the great Leonardo, you may want to read the best-selling biography Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (2017). Bill Gates writes, "More than any other Leonardo book I've read, this one helps you see him as a complete human being and understand just how special he was."

For more information or questions, contact Christine Meloni or Janet Quinn