"The Perfume Thief" by Timothy Schaffert, Launch Event in Conversation with Amy Mather

 An Evening with Timothy Schaffert, joined in conversation by Amy Mather

When: Tuesday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm, 2501 So. 90th Street, Ste. 111
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About: Celebrate the release of Timothy Schaffert's new book, The Perfume Thief, with a launch event at The Bookworm. Amy Mather, Adult Services Manager at the Omaha Public Library, will join Schaffert in conversation. Light refreshments will be served. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a casual social hour, and the reading and conversation will start at 6:30 p.m.

 A Gentleman in Moscow meets “Moulin Rouge” in this stylish, sexy page-turner set in Paris on the eve of World War II, where Clementine, a queer American ex-pat and notorious thief, is drawn out of retirement and into one last scam when the Nazis invade. Her life of crime has led her from the uber-wealthy perfume junkies of belle epoque Manhattan, to the scented butterflies of Costa Rica, to the spice markets of Marrakech, and finally the bordellos of Paris, where she settles down in 1930 and opens a shop bottling her favorite extracts for the ladies of the cabarets. Now it’s 1941 and Clem’s favorite haunt, Madame Boulette’s, is crawling with Nazis, while Clem’s people–the outsiders, the artists, and the hustlers who used to call it home–are disappearing. Complete with romance, espionage, champagne towers, and haute couture, this full-tilt sensory experience is a dazzling portrait of the underground resistance of twentieth-century Paris and a passionate love letter to the power of beauty and community in the face of insidious hate. 

The reading and conversation portion will be livestreamed to The Bookworm's social media channels for interested attendees who cannot or are unable to join us in person. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook to watch live at 6:30 p.m.

Event date: 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 6:00pm
The Perfume Thief Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385545747
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Doubleday Books - August 3rd, 2021

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