ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JOANNE SYDNEY LESSNER (www.joannelessner.com) has written several musicals with her husband, composer/conductor Joshua Rosenblum, including the cult hit Fermat’s Last Tango, which received its Off Broadway premiere at the York Theatre Company and its European premiere at the Teatro da Trindade in Lisbon, Portugal. The original cast recording became a bestseller, and the film version has been screened from New Jersey to New Zealand. Einstein’s Dreams, based on the celebrated novel by Alan Lightman, received its world premiere at the Teatro da Trindade and has been presented in concert in New York. Lessner’s original plays include Critical Mass, winner of the 2009 Heiress Productions Playwriting Competition, slated to open Off Broadway at the Lion Theater in October 2010, and Crossing Lines, a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. She is a regular contributing writer to Opera News and holds a B.A. in music, summa cum laude, from Yale University. Lessner was raised in the Hudson Valley and currently resides in New York City with her husband and two children. Pandora’s Bottle is her first novel.
About the Publisher
Flint Mine Press (www.flintminepress.com) is a small publishing group committed to enabling new and
independent authors and organizations to reach their creative potential. Flint Mine Press endeavors to publish
works that foster an understanding of the history and culture of New York State, with a concentration on the
Hudson Valley region. Flint Mine Press focuses on works of historical and regional interest, favoring close
collaboration between author and publisher. In this regard, Flint Mine Press is dedicated to maintaining highquality
standards while producing substantial, unique and energetic books and publications.