Book Signing with Teresa Tumminello Brader
December 16 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us Saturday, December 16th at 2 pm for a signing upstairs with Teresa Tumminello Brader, author of Letting in Air and Light.
This event is free to attend.
From a double shotgun house in New Orleans comes a true story larger than life. Teresa Tumminello Brader, niece of the convicted art forger William Toye, retells her family’s experience as she discovers her uncle’s misdeeds after decades of secrecy. Personal reflections and newspaper records alternate with a fictionalized reimagining of Toye’s complicated life. On both sides of the story, what emerges is an attempt to honor Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter’s legacy without flinching from the painful realities that come from reckoning with family bonds. Empathetic and honest, Letting in Air and Light will inspire you to look more closely at your own history and wonder what else you might have missed.
Teresa Tumminello Brader is a native New Orleanian, spurred on to writing by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Her stories and essays have appeared at various online literary sites, as well as in print anthologies. Letting in Air and Light, a memoir about her art-forger uncle, published by Belle Point Press, is her first book.