Purpose of the Literary Department
Our purpose is to enlighten and entertain our members and to celebrate Texas and Texas writers.
We will also begin a study group. The first subject will be the history of East Dallas and Ross Avenue. Details to follow.Marion Mills, Chair LiteraryDept@DallasWomansForum.org
“In the summer of 1913, under the cover of London’s perpetual smoggy dusk, two brilliant minds are pitted against each other—a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective-in a hunt for the world’s most valuable necklace”
Candice Millard, author of Destiny of the Republic and River of Doubt, called Crosby’sThe Great Pearl Heist, “rich and evocative…immerses readers in the pre-war world of 1913 London and the extraordinary life of one of history’s most skilled and clever thieves. Crosby has written a book that is as enchanting and irresistible as its subject.”
Crosby holds a Master of Arts degree in nonfiction and science writing from Johns Hopkins University’s Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and spent several years working for National Geographic magazine in Washington, DC. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, Health, and USA Today, among others. She has participated in interviews with NPR’s “Morning Edition,” The Diane Rehm Show, C-SPAN Book TV, John Seigenthaler’s “A Word on Words” and Bloomberg Radio. Crosby has also served as a visiting professor in creative nonfiction in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Memphis, as well as giving talks around the country about her books.
Please make your reservations early for this exciting event, by telephone at 213.823.4533, or online below, and join us on Saturday, January 26, 2013, to enjoy a champagne reception and book review in Dallas’ historic Alexander Mansion ballroom!
Book Review and Champagne Reception
$30/Members and Guests
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FORUM BOOK REVIEW OR ANY DALLAS WOMAN’S FORUM EVENT, PLEASE CALL 214.823.4533.