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Weekly All School Bulletin

Orla's Canvas Book Launch Invitation
Posted 10/02/2015 03:28PM

 You are cordially invited to join
us at the Book Launch for
by Mary Sharnick.


Four until seven o’clock
Southern-themed reception
and Book signing

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Garthwait Dining Room

Chase Collegiate School

565 Chase Parkway

Waterbury, Connecticut 06708

RSVP: msharnick@chasemail.org

"Orla's Canvas is a lyrical, poignant story of a young talented girl coming of age in the dawning Civil Rights era in the South. Orla's art is her window on the world, a world she valiantly struggles to make sense of. More than once, I thought of another southern girl, this one named Scout. For good reason; Orla's Canvas is an American classic for our times." James R. Benn, author of the acclaimed Billy Boyle Series.

"Fiction doesn't get more sensual than this. Mary Donnarumma Sharnick has given us a stylish and affecting portrait of a young artist--and a still-young country--coming of age together." Louis Bayard, author of Roosevelt's Beast."

“In Orla's Canvas, Mary Donnarumma Sharnick paints a luminous portrait of a small Louisiana town struggling with the need to change. Young Orla views the world with the sensitivity and sensibility of the painter that she is, looking long and hard at the people she often loves but does not understand. Sharnick writes unstintingly about race and class and the violence we perpetuate in both large and small ways every day. Ultimately, though, this story, Orla’s story, is about the great power of love and art. Read this book and be prepared to have your heart and soul expanded.” Rachel Basch, author of The Listener



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