Meet the Authors Presented by Hanover Council on Aging & the John Curtis Free Library
at the Hanover Council on Aging, 665 Center Street, Hanover MA
Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.; doors open at 6:00 pm.
Light refreshments; prizes.
6:30 pm: Author talk, award and Q&A
7:30 pm: Book sales & signings
BOOKS FOR PURCHASE AND SIGNING PROVIDED BY STORYBOOK COVE
Eileen McNamara, author of the biography, Eunice: The Woman Who Changed the World. Granted access to never-before-seen private papers—from the scrapbooks Eunice kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London to her thoughts on motherhood and feminism—Eileen McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of the Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman whose impact on American society was longer lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men.
Eileen McNamara spent nearly thirty years as a journalist at The Boston Globe, where she won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and was among the first to raise the alarm about clergy sexual abuse. She is now the director of the journalism program at Brandeis University. She is the author of Eunice, Breakdown, and The Parting Glass (with Eric Roth). (photo by Roger Pelissier)