Online: Book Launch

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm ET Online


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Join us for the virtual book launch of We Came Here to Shine by award-winning author Susie Orman Schnall. Susie will be discussing her book in conversation with national bestselling author Fiona Davis and share with us her writing process and the research involved to bring the Word's Fair to life.

The novel is set during the iconic 1939 New York World’s Fair and features two intrepid young women—an aspiring journalist and a down-on-her-luck actress— who form an unlikely friendship as they navigate a world of endless possibility, confront adversity, and find out what they are truly made of during the glorious summer of spectacle and opportunity.

Fiona Davis has written five novels, including The Chelsea Girls (2019) which tells the story of the bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel. This dazzling novel explores a twenty-year friendship that will irrevocably change two women's lives. Fiona's next book, The Lions of Fifth Avenue, will be released on August 4 of this year.

The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville will have signed copies of the We Came Here to Shine and The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis available for purchase at the shop. Call to place an order at (914) 769-8322 or purchase the book at

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Please note the program will start at 7 pm EDT and 4 pm PDT.

Contact: Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace

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