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CHAT with Susanne Dunlap: Listen to the Wind – Orphans of Tolosa, Book 1

August 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Susanne Dunlap, Historical Fiction Writer, to speak at Skidompha Library on August 20

Chats with Champions welcomes Susanne Dunlap, author of historical fiction, to Skidompha Library’s Porter Hall on Tuesday, August 20. Dunlap will discuss her newest novel, Listen to the Wind, Book I of The Orphans of Tolosa Trilogy. Please note that limited seating is available. Please also allow time for parking.

Kirkus Reviews writes that in her “well-researched novel, Dunlap breathes life into the distant 13th-century setting by providing many every day, textural details, such as the uncomfortable realities of wearing jousting armor. Poetry and music are as essential to the plot as warfare, with engaging glimpses of trobairitz (female troubadours). A complex, absorbing, and dramatic start to a planned series.”

Susanne is the author of seven historical novels for adults and teens. Her young adult historical novel, The Musician’s Daughter, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Bank Street Children’s Book of the Year, and was nominated for the Missouri Gateway Reader’s Prize and the Utah Book Award. Book II of The Orphans of Tolosa will be released in December, 2019.

A graduate of Smith College with a PhD in Music History from Yale University, Susanne grew up in Buffalo, New York. She now lives and writes in Northampton, MA.

Chats with Champions is a free community offering from your national award-winning Skidompha Library at 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine. This program is generously sponsored by Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop. For more information, please call the Library at 207-563-5513.


August 20, 2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Porter Hall
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States