The Ghost of Greenwich Village:
A Book Talk by Loran Graham
Girl meets city. Girl falls in love with city. Girl and city live happily ever after? Lorna Graham’s charming fiction debut, The Ghost of Greenwich Village, introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine who has just embarked on life’s great journey of discovering herself and finding a community in the greater world. Eve Weldon moves to Greenwich Village after hearing her mother’s stories of living there in the 60s among artists and writers. When she arrives, the only writer she meets is a cranky ghost named Donald, a Beat Generation writer who haunts her small apartment, and the only writing she manages to do is for a morning news show called Smell the Coffee. As she struggles to balance her job, her search for clues to her mother’s past, and Donald’s incessant demands to help him finish his life’s work, she soon learns that community can come in all different forms and the true magic of the Village is eternal.
A transplant from the West Coast, Lorna Graham was inspired by her job as a writer for a network morning show and her historic West Village apartment—the former home of postmodernist short story writer Donald Barthelme—to pen this novel. The Ghost of Greenwich Village will be available for sale and signing.
- Wednesday, August 3, 2011
- 6:30 pm
Jefferson Market Library
425 6th Avenue
(btwn West 9th & 10th Streets)