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The Blue Butterfly

Leslie Johansen Nack

Warwick’s presents
Leslie Johansen Nack

The Blue Butterfly

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 7:30pm PDT

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Blue Butterfly
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$16.95+tax: One reserved seat and one copy of THE BLUE BUTTERFLY, to be picked up at Warwick's the evening of the event

PLEASE NOTE: Although this event is free and open to the public, free admittance is subject to available space. When reserved seating reaches capacity, we will not be able to accommodate additional attendees. To ensure admittance, we encourage you to reserve seating for everyone in your party in advance. Reserved Seating is available when The Blue Butterfly is pre-ordered from Warwick's through the linked green "Reserve Seats Here" button above. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

On Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Leslie Johansen Nack as she discusses and signs her new book, The Blue Butterfly. Leslie Johansen Nack's debut, Fourteen, received five indie awards, including the 2016 Finalist in Memoir at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Before she started writing, she raised two children, ran a mechanical engineering business with her husband, took care of her aging mother, and dreamed of retirement when she could write full-time. She did everything late in life, including getting her degree in English Literature from UCLA at age thirty-one, only two years after she married for the second time. She lives in sunny San Diego and enjoys sailing, hiking and reading.

New York 1915, Marion Davies is a shy eighteen-year-old beauty dancing on the Broadway stage when she meets William Randolph Hearst and finds herself captivated by his riches, passion and desire to make her a movie star. Following a whirlwind courtship, she learns through trial and error to live as Hearst's mistress when a divorce from his wife proves impossible. A baby girl is born in secret in 1919 and they agree to never acknowledge her publicly as their own. In a burgeoning Hollywood scene, she works hard making movies while living a lavish partying life that includes a secret love affair with Charlie Chaplin. In late 1937, at the height of the depression, Hearst wrestles with his debtors and failing health, when Marion loans him $1M when nobody else will. Together, they must confront the movie that threatens to invalidate all of Marion's successes in the movie industry: Citizen Kane.

The Blue Butterfly: A Novel of Marion Davies Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781647423476
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - May 3rd, 2022