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Claudia Riess reads from “Stolen Light” at Hampton Bay sLibrary

August 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Claudia Riess, the author of “Stolen Light,” a suspense novel set in the art world, will speak about her book at the Hampton Bays Public Library. The “Meet the Author” program and book signing is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 1-2 PM, in the Helen Gould Room. The library is located at 52 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays.
“In this art-world thriller, Riess draws the characters with a broad brush, but they all have the capability, chemistry, and give-and-take of a strong mystery-solving duo… complex and intriguing…” according to Kirkus Reviews.
The story of “Stolen Light” begins with the killing of a sugar plantation owner in Cuba during the revolution. Now, more than 50 years later, a young art-magazine writer and a more seasoned art historian team up for an academic endeavor. They wind up delving into the murder of the surviving daughter who had sought their under-the-radar help in recovering her father’s stolen artworks. The investigation takes them to London and Florence, where the mystery and their passion for each other unfold.
After Riess speaks, she will greet individuals and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase as well as her third novel, “Semblance of Guilt” and her latest work, “Love and Other Hazards.” To register for the program, call the circulation desk at 631-728-6241. For more information, contact Adult Program Coordinator Donna Valle on Ext.122 or dvalle@hamptonbayslibrary.org.
Claudia Riess is a Vassar graduate who has worked in the editorial departments of
The New Yorker magazine and Holt, Rinehart and Winston books. Her first novel, “Reclining Nude,” was published by Stein and Day. Oliver Sacks, author of “Awakenings,” had said her first book was “exquisite—and delicate… a most courageous book, full of daring—a daring only possible to a passionate and pure heart.”
For more about Riess and her work, visit www.claudiariessbooks.com. The author is available for speaking engagements at bookstores, libraries and non-profit organizations on Eastern Long Island and in Manhattan, both of which she calls home. For information about securing Riess as a speaker, contact her publicist, Janice Jay Young, at 631-284-3737 or jartandi@yahoo.com.


August 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hampton Bays Library
52 Ponquogue Ave.
Hampton Bays, NY 11946 United States
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