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Denver Author Brings Insights on Writing and “Integrity Modern” to the Library

Cynthia Swanson discusses her popular books based in the mid-20th century

Post Date:09/26/2018

 Denver author Cynthia Swanson will be coming to library to talk about writing her fiction set in the mid-20th century.

What do you get when cross an accomplished writer with a deep love and respect for mid-century modern design and history? Two great books by Denver author Cynthia Swanson, that's what. The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author discuss her two novels, The Bookseller and The Glass Forest in a program at the Longmont Public Library on Thursday, October 25, from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Both novels are set in the mid-20th century, and Swanson is becoming known for her strength in capturing the historical settings for her compelling stories.  An Indie Next selection and the winner of the 2016 WILLA Award for Historical Fiction, Swanson’s debut novel, The Bookseller, is being translated into over a dozen languages and is soon to be a motion picture starring Julia Roberts. Swanson's second novel, The Glass Forest, is a gripping literary suspense story set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who reveal its dark truths. In a recent Denver Post review, author Sandra Dallas calls The Glass Forest “a well-crafted story of a complex family with secrets that will surprise the reader.” Swanson is also a mid-century modern design aficionado, and she brings her love of and respect for mid-century design and detail to her writing in a form she's dubbed "Integrity Modern." Living in a mid-century modern home in Denver with her family, Swanson is working on her third novel. Books will be available for purchase at this program. Registration is required for this program and can be accomplished online. No email address?  Call (303) 651-8472 to register by phone.

The Longmont Library is proud to present the Authors We Love series, featuring published authors throughout the year.This program is part of the Longmont Public Library’s “Authors We Love” series. Visit the webpage for more information and to learn about more upcoming author talks.


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