I, Claudia with Mary McCoy

6:00 p.m.

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Mary McCoy for the launch of her new book, I, Claudia. This contemporary retelling of Robert Graves’s I, Claudius explores politics, power, and corruption at an elite Los Angeles prep school. Join us for a reading, discussion, and signing with the author.

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Disaffected amateur historian Claudia McCarthy never wanted to be in charge of anything at the elite Imperial Day Academy. She never even wanted to be noticed. But when she’s pulled into the tumultuous and high-profile worlds of the school’s Senate and Honor Council, suddenly Claudia is wielding power over her fellow students that she never expected to have and isn’t sure she wants.

Claudia vows to use her power to help the school. But there are forces aligned against her: shocking scandals, tyrants waiting in the wings, and political dilemmas with no easy answers. As Claudia struggles to be a force for good in the universe, she wrestles with the questions: does power inevitably corrupt? Can she rise to power without losing herself in the process?


Mary McCoy is the author of Dead To Me and Camp So-and-So. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and works as a librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library.




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