Marisa Silver - Mary Coin

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
In her first novel since The God of War, critically acclaimed author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” photograph as inspiration for a breathtaking reinvention—a story of two women, one famous and one forgotten, and of the remarkable legacy of their singular encounter. Mary Coin ($25.95) expands upon the moment when, in 1936, a young mother resting by the side of a road in Central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting the migrant laborers who have taken to America’s farms in search of work—little personal information is exchanged and neither has any way of knowing that their chance encounter has produced the most iconic image of the Great Depression.

Marisa Silver is the author of the novels The God of War (a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist) and No Direction Home; and two story collections, Alone With You and Babe in Paradise (a New York Times Notable Book and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year). She lives in Los Angeles.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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$26.95
ISBN: 9780399160707
Availability: Special Order
Published: Blue Rider Press - March 7th, 2013

*An NPR Best Book of 2013*
*A BBC Best Book of 2013*
  In her first novel since The God of War, the critically acclaimed author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother” photograph as inspiration for a breathtaking reinventiona story of two women, one famous and one forgotten, and of the remarkable legacy of their chance encounter.