When Vaudeville Came to Joplin

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About the author:
Cynthia Gillard is a 1976 graduate of Kalamazoo College and a 1982 graduate of Notre Dame Law School. She has had an active business law practice with the firm of Warrick & Boyn, LLP for the past 30 years. In a prior life, Gillard was extensively involved in theater playing numerous leading roles in plays and musicals. She lives with her family on Corey Lake in Michigan.

When Vaudeville Came to Joplin

Authored by Cynthia S Gillard

When Vaudeville Came to Joplin is the first in a series of historical fiction novels based upon a 100 year old scrapbook that chronicles the lives of Vaudeville performers during the turn of the 20th century.
Young Adella Marie Lawton has a profound love of the piano, which she plays fervently in church, and secretly yearns to forge a career around her musical talent. When a touring Vaudeville troupe comes to Joplin, Adella's confusion about her life path mounts all the more . The leading man in the troupe is Clifford Hastings, a dashing British man several years older, who Adella first meets under remarkable circumstances. Their fates intertwine further when she signs on as a pianist for the troupe's Joplin shows. Based upon the lives of Vaudeville actor, Clifford Hastings and musician, Adella Marie Lawton, it's a must read for history lovers as well as anyone who champions a transcendent love story splendidly spun.

Publication Date:
May 09 2012
1468119281 / 9781468119282
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General

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