Cowell talks Monet, Impressionism

Historical novelist Stephanie Cowell will paint a picture of Claude Monet’s life Wednesday, July 18 at Perrot Memorial Library, where she will hold a discussion on her fifth book Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet.

Claude and Camille describes a young, unknown and impoverished Claude Monet and his inspiration, the privileged Camille.

The novel got raves from The Boston Globe, which said the “… glimpse into Monet’s life and art is convincing and intimate … vividly portraying not just the couple and their life together, but their time and place, their world. Cowell writes in language that is simple, elegant, and extraordinarily evocative.”

An acclaimed writer of historical fiction who has been called a “master of the genre,” Ms. Cowell has received the American Book Award for work.

Her library discussion will be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation of Monet’s work, life, friends and an overview of the Impressionist Movement.

The talk coincides with Monet’s Garden, an exhibit now showing at the New York Botanical Garden.

The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. and copies of the book will be available for purchase through Diane’s Books.

For more information call 203-637-3870 or visit

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