JULIE SALAMON at Seattle Public Central Library

Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. In Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein (Penguin Press), noted writer Julie Salamon tells the life and times story of prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who died of lymphoma at age 55 in 2006. Her work had prominent play in Seattle, as the Seattle Rep under former artistic director Daniel Sullivan had a strong bond with her. The author of The Heidi Chronicles, The Sisters Rosenweig, An American Daughter, Psyche in Love, and numerous other plays, Wendy Wasserstein was also at the epicenter of New York theatre and cultural life—which Julie Salamon draws on, and depicts, adeptly. "The book excels ... in elucidating Wasserstein's complex personality and the creative, unconventional life she fashioned for herself, balancing fraught but committed family ties with a busy social life teeming with devoted friends .. Perceptive and empathetic, but also gently unsparing—a superbly nuanced portrait." – Kirkus Reviews. Julie Salamon's previous books include Hospital, The Christmas Tree, Facing the Wind, and The Net of Dreams. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Seattle Public Central Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison and Spring). For more information, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, The Seattle Public Library at (206) 386-4636, or see www.spl.org.

Event date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
ISBN: 9781594202988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press HC, The - August 18th, 2011