Author Katherine Sherbrooke at Weston Public Library March 7

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Did you know it is Women’s History Month? Yes indeed, all month long. I particularly enjoy this month because while I believe women and their history are spectacular ALL THE TIME (yes, there are some exceptions), it is usually a month with special events and programs that make me wish that we got 50% of the year rather than just March. Ah well, just live as large as you can, women, for the month and the rest of y’all should do as Abigail Adams said and “Remember the Ladies.”

One of my favorite upcoming events is an evening with bestselling author Katherine Sherbrooke at the Weston Public Library as she discusses her book Leaving Coy’s Hill on Tuesday March 7 at 7 pm.

Here’s the library write-up with a few embellishments (!):

Katherine Sherbrooke is an alumna of Dartmouth College and Stanford Business School, and wanted to be an author from the time she opened her first book. She is the author of Leaving Coy’s Hill, Fill the Sky, and the memoir Finding HomeLeaving Coy’s Hill, her third book, was selected by the Massachusetts Book Awards for an Honors in Fiction Award, and is an unforgettable novel based on the remarkable life of pioneering feminist and abolitionist Lucy Stone.

Based on true events, Leaving Coy’s Hill is a timeless story of women’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment within society’s stubborn constraints. As an abolitionist and women’s rights activist fighting for the future of a deeply divided country, Lucy Stone’s quest to live a life on her own terms is as relevant as ever. In this “propulsive,” “astonishing,” and “powerful” story, Katherine Sherbrooke brings to life a true American heroine for a new generation.

For a long time before sitting down to write, Katherine “lived on books like food and water.” Before she wrote her own books, she caught the start-up bug and co-founded a Boston based company called Circles. After that wonderful 15 year+ entrepreneurial adventure, she honored her original dream and finally sat down to write. She lives outside Boston with her family, though not in Weston. Learn more at her website.

Copies of Leaving Coy’s Hill will be set aside at the Circulation desk, and available as an ebook and digital audiobook on Hoopla and Libby.

This event is free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. Please register using this link.

Weston Public Library is at 87 School Street.

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