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Third Thursday Art Walk! We welcome back Elise Hooper with her brand new novel, "Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America"

At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dares to be different. Now, in this riveting new novel by the author of "The Other Alcott," we see the world through her eyes...

In 1918, a fearless twenty-two-year old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman. Renaming herself Dorothea Lange she is soon the celebrated owner of the city's most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon.
By the early 1930s, as America's economy collapses, her marriage founders and Dorothea must find ways to support her two young sons single-handedly. Determined to expose the horrific conditions of the nation's poor, she takes to the road with her camera, creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era. And when the United States enters World War II, Dorothea chooses to confront another injustice--the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans.
"Learning to See" is a gripping account of the ambitious woman behind the camera who risked everything for art, activism, and love. But her choices came at a steep price...

Staff recommended!


Visit her website, elisehooper.com, for all kinds of information about Ms. Hooper and her books.

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Address: 
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Books: 
Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062686534
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 22nd, 2019

The Other Alcott: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062645333
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2017