A Long Petal of the Sea
Wednesday, January 22, 7pm
@ First Congregation, 40 So Fullerton Ave, Montclair
Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival is thrilled to welcome renowned author Isabel Allende
to a pre-festival event in Montclair on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, to discuss her latest novel, A Long Petal of the Sea.
A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers. This epic novel, spanning decades and crossing continents, follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.
Tickets will include a copy of A Long Petal of the Sea or Largo Pétalo de Mar, the Spanish edition of the novel. Books will be presigned by the author.
Doors open at 6.15pm.
The VIP admission includes a post-event cocktail party, priority entry and reserved seating.
Isabel Allende’s first novel, The House of the Spirits, established her as one of the most esteemed storytellers of her time. She is the highest-selling Spanish language author in the world, with over 75 million copies of her books in print. Her books have been translated into more than 27 languages and have become bestsellers across four continents. She is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama and the PEN Center Lifetime Achievement Award. Through the Isabel Allende Foundation (founded in 1995), she is a champion of women’s rights worldwide.
This event is a fundraiser for Montclair-based non-profit Succeed2gether, which offers after-school one-on-one tutoring and enrichment classes with the aim of closing the education opportunity gap in Essex County.
The fourth annual Montclair Literary Festival will take place March 25 to 29, 2020. Please visit succeed2gether.org/montclair-literary-festival/ for more details of the program, which will feature more than 100 authors. The festival organizing committee wishes to thank event partners Succeed2gether staff, Montclair Public Library, First Congregational Church, and Watchung Booksellers, and festival sponsors Rao's, Montclair State University, West of Hudson Realty Group, and community members.