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  • Thurber House 77 Jefferson Avenue Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)
The It Girls

Online ticket sales are closed. Reading Only tickets are available at the door for $25.

A New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor and high school literature and writing teacher. She will discuss her latest novel, The It Girls, based on the lives of Elinor and Lucy Sutherland. One sailed the Titanic and started a fashion empire, the other overtook Hollywood and scandalized the world. Together, they were unstoppable.

Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical novels about real British women: The Royal Nanny, The It Girls, and American Duchess (yet to come). Karen won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for her Amish-setting novel, Dark Angel.

Picnicking begins at 5:30, and the program will start at 6:45.

New York Ruben with Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, and Russian Dressing on Rye; Roasted Potato and Corn Salad with Sweet Peppers and Tomatoes; Chocolate Pound Cake.

Individual Tickets
Dinner and Reading: $40
Reading Only (Adult): $25
Reading Only (Children 12 and Under): $5

Dinner and Reading tickets must be purchased by noon on the Monday before the picnic. All tickets are non-refundable.

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