Events & Author Appearances

A Light of Her Own
Meet the Author: Carrie Callaghan Carrie Callaghan
Curious Iguana, 12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701 (map it)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Join author Carrie Callaghan as she features her book, A Light of Her Own, for the historical fiction book club.
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A Light of Her Own
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By Carrie Callaghan
Price 16.99

Trade Paper

Estimated Release Date Jul 2020

In Holland 1633, a woman’s ambition has no place. Judith is a painter, dodging the law and whispers of murder to try to become the first woman admitted to the Haarlem painters guild. Maria is a Catholic in a country where the faith is banned, hoping to absolve her sins by recovering a lost saint’s relic. Both women’s destinies will be shaped by their ambitions, running counter to the city’s most powerful men, whose own plans spell disaster. A vivid portrait of a remarkable artist, A Light of Her Own is a richly-woven story of grit against the backdrop of Rembrandt and an uncompromising religion.Story behind the story . . .The trail of Judith Leyster’s career was so faint that only years after her death in 1660, collectors began attributing her few surviving paintings to other artists. She signed her work with only a beautiful, stylized monogram. Credit went to Frans Hals, Jan Miense Molenaer, and others. She would remain lost to history until 1893.