Thu, Nov 07|
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous
Dianne Romain The Trumpet Lesson
Music plays a key role in healing from hidden loss ‘The Trumpet Lesson’ explores how societal attitudes about teenage pregnancy, race, adoption, family, and homosexuality affect personal integrity.
Date, Time & Location
Nov 07, 2019, 6:00 PM
Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM, USA
About the Event
In Romain’s poignant, yet witty novel about secret love and loss, a woman skilled at translating the words of others must learn to understand her own heart. Fascinated by a young woman's performance of "The Lost Child" in Guanajuato's central plaza, painfully shy expatriate, Callie Quinn asks the woman for a trumpet lesson -- and ends up confronting her longing to know her own lost child.
About the Author:
Dianne Romain grew up in Missouri and studied philosophy at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. After completing her PhD in Philosophy at UC Berkeley, she taught feminist ethicsand philosophy of emotion at Sonoma State University and published Thinking Things Through, a critical thinking textbook. While in California, she practiced fiction writing techniques in a
women’s writing group. In Guanajuato, where she lives with novelist Sterling Bennett, she took up the trumpet as research for her debut novel, The Trumpet Lesson. Her current writing projects set in Guanajuato include short stories and a second novel.