March 28, 2001
Author Dispels Molly Brown Myth
Professor and author Kristen Iversen
will read excerpts from her latest novel, Molly Brown: Unraveling
the Myth at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4 in Mendocino 1003
at California State University, Sacramento.
Through magazines, books, a Broadway musical and a Hollywood
movie, Margaret Tobin Brown became "The Unsinkable Molly
Brown," but in the process her life story was distorted
beyond recognition. Even her name was changed - she was never
known as Molly during her lifetime.
Iversen's Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth is the first full-length
biography of this American icon, and the story it tells is
of a passionate and outspoken crusader for civil rights.
Iversen's novel is particularly adept at placing Brown in
the context of her times and at reexamining the Gilded Age
of the early 20th century.
Iverson, a professor at San Josè State University,
is a recent winner of the Colorado Book Award for Biography,
the Biennial Barbara Sudler Award for best book written on
a Western American subject and a finalist for the WILLA Award
For more information about the reading call (916) 278-6925.
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