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April 26, 2024
5:00 pm
7:00 pm

Happy Hour Book Signing With Christine Merriman TRAVELING A SLANT RHYME 1973-1974

On Friday, April 26, The Ivy opens its shop floor for a public party and meet-and-greet with Christine Merriman, author of the Traveling a Slant Rhyme 1973-1974 in the Lissa Powers series.

When her elderly father dies, Lissa Power, stripped of her identity as a dutiful daughter, flees the narrow walls of her American farmhouse and escapes to France, seeking freedom and independence. Lissa studies French, loses her virginity, is accosted by troubling news from back home– gas shortages, the erupting Watergate scandal– and is exposed firsthand to a daily clash of international cultures.

On this evening you’ll be able to drop by, meet the author and purchase a signed copy. A pop-up bar from Bird in Hand will be provided. Swing by to spend some time with us on this festive evening!

Christine Davis Merriman is a Maryland-based author, a ripening Baby Boomer whose auto-fiction recounts and re-examines what it has been like, from the inside-out, growing up and living through the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. As a counterpoint to reports and commentary from news media and historians, she captures one woman’s unique perspective of an era that carries great impact even as it draws to a close.

Traveling a Slant Rhyme: 1973-1974 is Book 2 in the Lissa Power series. It is a sequel to At the Far End of Nowhere, in which Lissa tells her own story of growing up in a rapidly changing, post-World War II America.

As former program coordinator/writer for a Johns Hopkins maternal and child health affiliate, Christine traveled extensively in the developing world. She lives with her husband, Jack, in a 1930s farmhouse.

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