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Collected Works Bookstore is delighted to host Santa Fe local Martha Egan for the release of her latest novel, An Apricot Year.
In An Apricot Year, traditional housewife Luli Russell has buried her artistic talent under the demands of her husband and children. But for her fiftieth birthday, her family gives her a trip to Santa Fe on her own, a month of painting lessons, and an enviable watercolor paint set. Luli arrives in Santa Fe ecstatic about her trip, but a hysterical phone call from her teenage daughter at home turns her dream into a nightmare. An Apricot Year is the story of a woman who reimagines and rebuilds her life in a series of unexpected ways.
Martha Egan owns the downtown gallery Pachamama, which specializes in Latin American folk art and antiques. She is the author of the novels Clearing Customs and Coyota, as well as the nonfiction titles Milagros: Votive Offerings from the Americas and Relicarios: Devotional Miniatures from the Americas.
Egan will be presenting in conversation with Victor di Suvero, author of We Came to Santa Fe; Gershon Siegel, publisher of the Eldorado Sun; and Kerry Armour.