VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT- CHRISTINA SCHWARZ
Virtual Author Event
in Conversation with
Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company
Wednesday, July 15th
via ZOOM (registration is required)
Milwaukee's Boswell Book Company and Oconomowoc's Books & Company present a virtual evening with Lake Country native Christina Schwarz for her new novel Bonnie- a suspenseful, gorgeously detailed fictional portrait of Bonnie Parker, one of America's most enigmatic women and the perennially fascinating true crime love affair of Bonnie and Clyde. Schwarz will be in virtual conversation with Boswell Book Company owner Daniel Goldin and Books & Company owner Lisa Baudoin.
Born in a small town in the desolate reaches of western Texas and shaped by her girlhood in an industrial wasteland on the outskirts of Dallas, Bonnie Parker was a natural performer and a star student. She dreamed of being a movie star or a singer or a poet. But her dramatic nature, contorted by her limited opportunities and her overwhelming love for Clyde Barrow, pushed her into a course from which there was no escape but death. Infusing the psychological acuity of literary fiction with the relentless pacing of a thriller, Bonnie follows Bonnie from her bright, promising youth to her final month of shoot-outs, kidnappings, and desperate car chases through America's hinterland in the grip of the Great Depression, as the noose of the law tightened around her. Enriched by Christina Schwarz's extensive research in the footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde and written with her powerful sense of place and time, Bonnie is a plaintive and page-turning account of a woman destroyed by a lethal combination of longing and love.
Christina Schwarz is the author of five novels, including The Edge of the Earth and the Oprah Book Club selection Drowning Ruth. Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, she lives in southern California.