Kona Library Book Club

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75-138 Hualalai Road Kailua Kona
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Kailua Kona Public Library Lanai
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none
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331-1781

Recently rediscovered by art historians and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life. Susan Vreeland tells Artemisia's captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the age of eighteen, and continuing through her father's betrayal, her marriage of convenience, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist. Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome.

Join us for light refreshments and a lively discussion. The Book Club will meet in June to discuss The Greater Journey: Americans in Parisby David McCullough.