One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. When she returns to her uncle’s house ten years later, seeking a refuge from her unhappy life, she is inadvertently reunited with the woman who has been raising her abandoned child, Lucy Pear—a bright, bold girl with secrets of her own. This novel questions class, freedom, and the meaning of family.
Events Calendar / March 21, 2019
Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Whether you love to color for fun or enjoy filling in all the details, coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages for all levels. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.
Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.
GUEST SPEAKER: Jeffrey S. Cramer, Curator of Collections at Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods
Jeffrey S. Cramer will discuss his new book, Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Cramer is considered the leading authority on Thoreau’s life and writings.