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Monday, June 06, 2011

Andalucía Comes to Lenox, MA!!

LENOX BOOKSTORE TO FEATURE FLAMENCO BOOK/GUITAR PARTY

JUNE 6, 2011 -- The Bookstore in Lenox will bring a taste of romantic Andalucía to the Berkshires on Sunday, June 26th when a local author will be joined by two local flamenco guitarists. Novelist Claudia Ricci will read from Seeing Red, a novel of love and self-discovery set in the Berkshires and Southern Spain.

Ricci, a student of flamenco guitar for 12 years, will be joined by two area flamenco guitarists, Jose Miralles and Lee Rausch. The Pittsfield visual artist who created the powerful cover art for Seeing Red, Kellie Meisl, will also join the celebration of art and culture that takes the reader from the slopes of Mt. Greylock to the deep gorges of Andalucía.

As one reader wrote about Seeing Red’s heroine, “Readers follow Ronda through Spain on her journey of love and self-discovery as she explores her marriage, motherhood, infidelity, and loss, all the while nurturing a once-forgotten passion for dance that transforms and empowers her.”

Seeing Red will remind you of that trip you took to Spain or it will inspire you to visit for the first time. As another reader wrote, “I finished Seeing Red yesterday and it is a page turner! It made me think of the summer I spent in Spain 22 years ago. There were so many things in your book I could relate to, the location, the culture, even the food -- Spanish tortilla and paella are so good!”

The Seeing Red reading and book party are part of a new series of book events that Matt Tannenbaum is holding at his new wine bar, “Get Lit,” which adjoins the Lenox Bookstore. “I am excited about giving Berkshire County residents a chance to enjoy great literature, music and a glass of wine as a wonderful cap to a summer Sunday afternoon,” Tannebaum said. “Ricci’s prose – both powerful and poetic – will move her listeners and transport them for a few moments to sunny Spain.”

The reading and flamenco will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th at The Lenox Bookhouse’s Get Lit wine bar, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox Massacusetts. For directions or more information call (413) 637-3390 or visit the bookstore’s website at http://bookstoreinlenox.com.

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