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Beyond the Book Club: Book Discussion

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

 widow_of_the_south_book_coverBeyond the Book Club is more than just a book club. Taking inspiration from Pequot Library’s founder, Virginia Marquand Monroe, this book club focuses on both women and Pequot Library’s mission. The club is open to everyone and will meet eleven times a year. There will be book discussions plus practical applications such as related workshops or movie.

September 2013 is History: Women in the Civil War

Book Discussion: Widow of the South (Hicks), My Name is Mary Sutter (Oliveira) and Civil War Wives:The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant (Berkin)

Thursday, 09/26/13 @ 7pm

my_name_is_mary_sutter_book_coverWidow of the South (Hicks)
A historical fiction novel that is based on a true story about a woman who tends the graves of 1,500 Civil War soldiers.
My Name is Mary Sutter (Oliveira)
Author Oliveira researched numerous books/diaries/journals to bring protagonist Mary Sutter to life.
Civil War Wives: The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant (Berkin)
"A well written, highly accessible exploration of marriage and the cult of true
womanhood as it played out in the lives of three southern women. Berkin's
fascinating case studies . . . reveal the complex interplay out in the lives of
southern women of the Civil War era."— Civil War Book Review 


Registration encouraged for this free program.

November 2013 is Art: Women in the 19th Century


Location : Reading Room
Contact : Marianne Pysarchyk at (203) 259-0346 ext. 19 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.