Author signing with Vivian Swift

Vivian Swift will discuss and sign Le Road Trip: A Traveler's Journal of Love and France
If the traditional travel guide provides
security with its objective detail, organizational structure,
predictable outline, and recommendations-by-committee, Swift charms by doing just the opposite. With
honesty, whimsy, and subjectivity, she writes in a lively and authentic
manner about traveling in her beloved France. She achieves this with her
loose, stream-of-thought, anecdotal, and episodic style but especially
through her drawings. Everything is covered–nightscapes, a bread guide,
gardens, storefronts, a “what to pack” list, Cancale oysters, Bordeaux
grapes, statues–with the spontaneity of a cafe sketch session that
nearly belies its elegant detail and accuracy. They seem at once
in-the-moment and a commentary on it.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike
37215 Nashville