Please join us for the Charlottesville book launch of Liza Nash Taylor's debut novel, ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS. Liza will be in conversation with author Francine Mathews.
ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS is a sweeping Jazz Age tale of regret, ambition, and redemption inspired by true events.
"After women won the right to vote in 1920, the decade ahead stretched before them as a glittering path to new opportunity. It was the jazz age. But in her debut novel, ETIQUETTE FOR RUNAWAYS, Liza Nash Taylor reveals a darker side of those famously dazzling years as a woman alone fights to carve her niche in the world of fashion design. Ambition. Greed. Betrayal. Redemption. From rural Virginia to New York city to Paris, through beautiful prose and vivid historical details I felt the pain and the joy of one woman's struggle to succeed against the odds. I did not want this book to end.'' --Pamela Binnings Ewen, author of THE QUEEN OF PARIS
About the Author: Liza Nash Taylor was a 2018 Hawthornden International Fellow and received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. The 2016 winner of the San Miguel Writer’s Conference Fiction Prize, she has had work published in Microchondria II, Gargoyle Magazine, and Deep South, among others. A native Virginian, she lives in Keswick with her husband and dogs.
About the Moderator: Stephanie Barron, who also writes as Francine Mathews, is the author of twenty-seven novels. Her novel THAT CHURCHILL WOMAN tracks the life of Jennie Jerome, the Gilded Age American who raised a famous son—Winston Churchill. The New Yorker called JACK 1939, her novel about a young Jack Kennedy spying for Roosevelt as Europe plummets toward war, “the most deliciously high-concept thriller imaginable,” while O! Magazine has included her Jane Austen Mystery Series on the list of detective fiction every woman should read. Barron’s real loves are her family, her terriers, her gardening and cooking, and finally, her needlepoint. She lives and writes in Denver, Colorado.