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Adam Hochschild reads from Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes,
The astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who married an heir to a great American fortune and became one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time. "Through the lens of a remarkable marriage, Adam Hochschild draws a vivid portrait of the Gilded Age--of immigrants, sweatshops, tenements, strikes, enclaves of patrician privilege, and a 'citadel of socialism' on a private island. At the center of it all is Rose, whose extraordinary story ends as anything but…Find out more »
Jane Hirshfield reads from her new volume of poetry Ledger, a book of personal, ecological, and political reckoning from the internationally renowned poet named "among the modern masters" (Washington Post). From one of our most celebrated contemporary poets--long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and England's T.S. Eliot Prize--comes Jane Hirshfield's Ledger, her most important work yet. From its already much-quoted opening lines of despair and defiance ("Let them not say: we did not see…Find out more »
Bonnie Tsui presents Why We Swim, "a beautifully written love letter to water and a fascinating story" (Rebecca Skloot). To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Why We Swim by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below. Humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; now in the twenty-first century we swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits.…Find out more »
Elizabeth Wetmore in Conversation with Sylvia Brownrigg discussing Wetmore’s marvelous debut novel, Valentine.
Elizabeth Wetmore in Conversation with Sylvia Brownriggdiscussing Wetmore's marvelous debut novel, Valentine. Friday, April 17, 2020 - 7:30pmFind out more »