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Arts and Letters: Darin Strauss
From Darin Strauss, the award-winning, bestselling author of Chang & Eng and Half a Life, a new novel about Lucille Ball, a thrilling love story starring Hollywood's first true media mogul, and an epic multi-layered look at America's most fascinating era.

This indelible romance begins with a daring conceit—that the author's grandfather may have had an affair with Lucille Ball. Strauss offers a fresh view of a celebrity America loved more than any other. Lucille Ball—the most powerful woman in the history of Hollywood—starred in America's first big-time interracial marriage. She owned more movie sets than did any movie studio. And she more or less single-handedly created the modern TV business. And yet Lucille's off-camera life was in disarray.

The Queen of Tuesday—Strauss's follow-up to the NBCC-winning Half a Life—mixes fact and fiction, memoir and novel, to imagine the provocative story of a woman we thought we knew.

Strauss will be in conversation with Tod Goldberg. A Q&A will follow.

Sep 8, 2020 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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