Harvard Book Store welcomes VIRGINIA PYE—author of Shelf Life of Happiness—for the launch of her latest novel The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swan. She will be joined in conversation by MARJAN KAMALI—award-winning author of The Stationery Shop.
About The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swan
Victoria Swann is a successful author of romance and adventure novels who becomes a champion of women’s rights as she takes on the literary establishment and finds her true voice, both on and off the page. Everything changes for Victoria when she goes against her publisher’s demands and abandons her frivolous style to tell her own story. Her new, young, Harvard-bred editor becomes her unexpected ally as she fights for the women who have been her faithful readers. Set in Gilded Age Boston, The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann shows writing and reading as acts of defiance and revision in life and revision on the page as intimately entwined.
Praise for The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swan
“The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann is a captivating and delicious novel.” —Margot Livesey, author of The Boy in the Field
“An engrossing and empowering historical novel of liberation that reminds us, with deep resonance, of the many ways in which we are still not free.” —Christopher Castellani, author of Leading Men
“Virginia Pye has written a novel as full of vital ideas about truth, progress and how to live with intention as it is with wild romps and charming encounters.” —Elizabeth Graver, author of Kantika