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Rishi Reddi. Passage West. and Dexter Palmer. Mary Toft or, The Rabbit Queen
Thursday, October 7, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree but registration required
Two authors will discuss their historical fiction with Daphne Kalotay, prize-winning author of short stories and novels (Russian Winter; Sight Reading; Blue Hours). Passage West tells the story of a Punjabi family, their Mexican in-laws and their Japanese neighbors at the onset of World War I in California. Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen fictionalizes the unlikely but true event of a woman giving birth to seventeen rabbits in 18th century England, confounding apprentice and experienced surgeons in rural England and London, and intriguing King George I.