Book of the Week (10/1/2018)

Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr by Margaret Porter (U.S. : Gallica Press, 2018).

Concord, NH author Margaret Porter returns with a new piece of historical fiction focusing on actress Hedy Lamarr's life:

"Hedy Kiesler, Austrian actress of Jewish heritage, scandalizes Europe with her nudity in the art film 'Ecstasy'. Her hasty marriage to a wealthy munitions merchant disintegrates as he grows increasingly controlling and possessive. Even worse - her discovery that he supplies deadly weapons to Hitler's regime.She flees husband and homeland for Hollywood, where Louis B. Mayer transforms her into Hedy Lamarr, an icon of exotic glamour. Professional success clashes with her personal life as marriage and motherhood compete with the demands of studio and stardom.Roused to action by the atrocities of World War II, Hedy secretly invents a new technology intended for her adopted country's defense - and unexpectedly changes the world." --Publisher's blurb 
Join Margaret on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH where she will be discussing her new novel!

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