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The Magnificient Lives of Marjorie Post with author Allison Pataki
February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join bestselling novelists Allison Pataki and Christina Baker Kline for a conversation about Allison’s new book The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post. Register for this Crowdcast event HERE.
Purchase your copy of The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post from Split Rock Books here. For a signed copy that you can pick up in Cold Spring choose Contactless Pick-Up. Before finalizing your order you will see “order comments” where you can specify how you would like Allison to personalize your copy for you if you wish.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A farm girl turned American heiress, global high-society darling, and confidante of presidents; the story of Marjorie Merriweather Post becomes a fascinating new novel through the accomplished pen of Garrison author Allison Pataki.
Marjorie Merriweather Post’s journey began gluing cereal boxes in her father’s Michigan barn, little knowing that she would inherit C. W. Post’s Cereal Company that would grow into the General Foods empire and reshape the American way of life. Not content to stay in her prescribed roles of high-society wife, mother, and hostess, Marjorie made history; before turning thirty she was worth millions, becoming the wealthiest woman in the United States. And yet her story, full of beauty and grandeur and set in palatial homes such as Mar-a-Lago, was equally marked by challenge and tumult. Her four husbands included a blue-blooded but bedeviled party boy, a charismatic financier whose charm turned to betrayal, an international diplomat with a dark side, and a bon vivant whose shocking secrets would shake Marjorie and all of society.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allison Pataki is the New York Times bestselling author of The Queen’s Fortune, Sisi: Empress On Her Own, The Traitor’s Wife, and The Accidental Empress, as well as Where the Light Falls, co-authored with Owen Pataki, the nonfiction memoir Beauty in the Broken Places, and two children’s books: Nelly Takes New York and Poppy Takes Paris. Her novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. A former news writer and producer, Allison has written for The New York Times, ABC News, The Huffington Post, USA Today, Fox News, and other outlets. She has appeared on The TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, Good Day New York, Good Day Chicago, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. A member of the Historical Novel Society, Allison graduated cum laude from Yale University with a major in English and spent several years in journalism before switching to fiction writing. To learn more and connect with Allison, visit www.AllisonPataki.com or Twitter @AllisonPataki.
ABOUT THE INTERVIEWER
Christina Baker Kline is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The Exiles, Orphan Train, and A Piece of the World. Christina Baker Kline is published in 40 countries. Her novels have received the New England Prize for Fiction, the Maine Literary Award, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, among other prizes, and have been chosen by hundreds of communities, universities, and schools as “One Book, One Read” selections. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in publications such as the New York Times and the NYT Book Review, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Psychology Today, and Slate. Kline was born in Cambridge, England, and raised there as well as in the American South and Maine. She is a graduate of Yale, Cambridge, and the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction Writing. Kline and her family live in New York City and Southwest Harbor, Maine. Visit www.christinabakerkline.com to learn more.