Book Launch: The Last Devadasi
January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Last Devadasi: A Novel by Barbara L. Baer
Sunday, January 13th, 3 – 5 PM
Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Ct
Occidental, CA 95465
Please join us for a book launch featuring local author Barbara Baer’s new novel The Last Devadasi.
The event will include selected readings, Indian dance troupe performance, author Q & A, book sales and signing. Exotic refreshments served; no charge to attend.
“Readers seeking a story based in India but filled with flavors of past and present will find The Last Devadasi a powerful read that draws important, thought-provoking connections between spirituality, relationships between men and women, and the kinds of institutions that keep old beliefs alive; sometimes beyond their relevance to contemporary experience.”
—Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Barbara L. Baer received her BA and MA at Stanford University before going to South India to teach and study dance. She has reviewed classical and contemporary dance for newspapers and periodicals in America and France. Credits include fiction in Redbook and reportage for The Nation. She lives in Sonoma County, California, where she and her husband, Michael, who is also a writer, cultivate pomegranates and olives.