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Connie Claire Szarke—Lady in the Moon

As part of the 2017 Art-a-Whirl festival, author Connie Claire Szarke will sign copies of her newest work, Lady in the Moon: A Novel in Stories on May 19 from 5-8pm. Come meet the author! 

About the Book: 

Oh, those formation years--coming of age never ends until it's time to leave this earth for good. Callandra Mae Lindstrom, a once feisty girl grown into a promising young woman, approaches her middle years altered by an abusive marriage.

During the road trip back home from Illinois, where she and her father Will traveled in search of Uncle Amer's gravesite, Callie spends time behind the wheel coming to terms with her personal struggles. In doing so, she reflects on the lives of others, including former residents of Masterton, her captivating hometown. The ways in which these people survived or succumbed to their own painful experiences serve as critical lessons, helping Callie get on in the world as she alternately stumbles and dances through this part of her life.

About the Author: 

Connie Claire Szarke’s debut novel, Delicate Armor (Heron Bay Publishing, 2014) received the 2014 Jeannette Fair Book Award for Fiction by a Minnesota Woman Author, and was a Midwest Book Award Finalist. Connie's second novel, A Stone for Amer, and her third, Lady in the Moon create a trilogy.

A lifelong classical pianist, Szarke also enjoys skiing in the Rockies and kayaking with her Shetland Sheepdogs on a bay west of the Twin Cities, where she lives and writes, inspired by the natural world.