Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War with Author Amanda Vaill

Set in Madrid in 1936, Amanda Vaill’s latest book, Hotel Florida, is a spellbinding story of love amid devastation of the Spanish Civil War. At the Oliver Wolcott Library on Thursday, August 21 from 7:00- 8:00 p.m.
 
LITCHFIELD, Conn. - Aug. 6, 2014 - PRLog -- Set in Madrid in 1936, Amanda Vaill’s latest book, Hotel Florida, is a spellbinding story of love amid devastation of the Spanish Civil War.  Combining a historian’s meticulous research with her accomplished skills as a biographer, Vaill tells the fascinating interwoven stories of three couples- writer Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn; idealistic photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro; and Madrid’s chief of foreign press Auturo Barea and his Austrian deputy Ilsa Kulcsar.  Their lives were forever changed as they fought for a war that many feared would cross borders and engulf Europe.

Amanda Vaill is a biographer, journalist and screen writer.  Educated at Harvard University, she spent a number of years in publishing before becoming a full-time writer.  Amanda is the author of Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the bestselling Everybody was So Young- Gerald and Sara Murphy- A Lost Generation Love Story. Her website is amandavaill.com.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  The Hickory Stick will provide books for signing and for purchase.  All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.  This program is generously sponsored by Union Savings Bank.

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