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An Evening with Author Victoria Kelly
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“Kelly’s mesmerizing re-imagining shines a light on the kind of love that burns strong even after death.” People Pick: Best New Books
“Learning that Kelly is a poet will come as no surprise as readers get swept up in her gorgeous word choices and lyrical prose… Without a single misstep, Mrs. Houdini is a pure delight from the first page to the last.” – The Washington Post
Spend an evening with Victoria Kelly as she discusses and signs first novel – Mrs. Houdini. Mrs. Houdini, is a thrilling tale that goes to the heart of one of history’s greatest love stories, asking what drives people to believe in something bigger than themselves. Before escape artist Harry Houdini died, he vowed he would find a way to speak to his beloved wife, Bess, from beyond the grave, using a coded message known only to the two of them. When his widow begins seeing the code in seemingly impossible places, it becomes clear that Harry has an urgent message to convey. Unlocking the puzzle will set Bess on a course back through the pair’s extraordinary interfaith romance, which swept the illusionist and his bride from the beaches of Coney Island to the palaces of Budapest to the back lots of Hollywood.
This event is presented by the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties.