Leonora in the Morning Light
One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels That Will Sweep You Away” and LitHub’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2021.”
In the spirit of Amy Bloom’s White Houses and Colm Tóibín’s The Master, a page-turning novel about Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington and the art, drama, and romance that defined her coming-of-age during World War II.
From Avid Reader Press
Available Now in Hardcover
About the Author
Michaela Carter is a writer, painter, and award-winning poet. She studied theater at UCLA and holds an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. Her debut novel Further Out Than You Thought was an Indie Next List Pick, and she was the Arizona Republic Critic’s Pick for Best Debut Author in 2014. Her poetry won the Poetry Society of America Los Angeles New Poets Contest, has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. She is the co-founder of the independent bookstore the Peregrine Book Company in Prescott, Arizona, where she lives with her husband and two dogs. Her novel Leonora In the Morning Light is one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Most Anticipated Historical Novels That Will Sweep You Away” and LitHub’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2021.”
Photo by Emily Ludwig Photography
“Michaela Carter invokes the bohemian intrigues of artistic pre-WWII Paris, and the terrors that ensued, in her riveting story of Leonora Carrington’s tumultuous affair with celebrated painter, Max Ernst. . . . Vivid and colorful as her canvases, this novel depicts the conflicted heart of an artist, and a survivor who refused to admit defeat."
—C.W. Gortner, internationally bestselling author of Mademoiselle Chanel
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