C. W. Gortner, Author, The Queen's Vow
Isabella of Castile is best known for funding Columbus's inaccurate dreams, but her full story is richer and far more complex. Isabella, a warrior queen whose strategies and love-against-the-rules marriage united a fractured country, and on whose watch the Inquisition created indelible images of theocracy gone astray, is reimagined by C. W. Gortner as a young teenager caught in webs of royal intrigue, followed by a mythic rise to power that transformed Spain and the Americas.
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 stunned (with valid ID)
Program organizer: George Hammond
Also know: Underwrittten by The Bernard Osher Foundation as part of The Good Lit Series