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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

4:00 PM  |  ZOOM

Lafayette Library and
Learning Center Foundation in partnership with Orinda Books


The First Actress: A Novel of Sarah Bernhardt

With author C.W. Gortner

From her beginnings as the daughter of a courtesan to her extraordinary transformation into the most celebrated actress of her era, Sarah Bernhardt is brought to life by an internationally bestselling author praised for his historical novels featuring famous women.

C. W. Gortner holds an MFA in writing, with an emphasis on historical studies, from the New College of California. He is the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of The Romanov Empress, Mademoiselle Chanel, The Queen’s Vow, The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, The Last Queen, The Vatican Princess, and Marlene, among other books. 

To register: Purchase The First Actress: A Novel of Sarah Bernhardt at Orinda Books online or by phone 925-254-7606 and you will receive the Zoom link to attend this special event. Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

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