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Chanel_NatashaFans of historical fiction — this one’s for you! We welcome authors Chanel Cleeton, author of The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba and Natasha Lester, whose most recent books is The Riviera House, to Ashland. We hope you’ll join us for this conversation in which these two friends discuss their books, their research, and how they choose the fascinating topics, given the vast amount of history they can choose from.

You can buy the signed books at Bank Square Books — including Chanel and Natasha’s backlists. Click on the link, buy, and say you want your books signed in the notes.

Please register for this event by clicking here and you’ll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails — make sure to check your spam folder for them — the email will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

Chanel Cleeton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in HavanaWhen We Left CubaThe Last Train to Key West, and The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba.

Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family’s exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Natasha Lester is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Paris Orphan / The French Photographer and The Paris Seamstress, as well as Her Mother’s Secret, A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, and The Paris Secret.

She began writing historical fiction in 2016. It combines her passion for history, research, travel, fashion, and writing stories of women who blazed a trail, and to whom Natasha is indebted; they’ve made her pathway through life much easier because of the way they fought for equality and the right to do the things that many people doubted women could do.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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