Thurs, Oct. 25th, 7pm-9pm This fall we are launching a weekly author series! Thursday evenings throughout the fall and early winter we are hosting a bevy of wonderful authors in the shop.
On Thurs., Oct. 25th, Cassandra Krivy Hirsch will be in the shop promoting her new book Under the Linden Tree. If you enjoy historical fiction, this event is for you. We hope you can join us!
From a trunk in an old house in Rockport, Massachusetts emerges the yellowed pages of a journal and a clutch of letters. Marianne Parsons, a young mother and the wife of a sea captain, made her first entry in that journal on a spring evening in 1855. Her recorded days revolved easily around her husband, James, and their little son, Henry. She lived an exemplary life, did good works in the village, was dutiful to the demands of an affluent, well-mannered upbringing. All this would come to an end.
Under the Linden Tree is the story of a vanished time and a vanished sensibility.
Marianne Parsons finds herself faced with a decision she never wanted to make. Now she must struggle against the propriety that once held her in a comfortable embrace. Now she must ask herself questions that her family – and her own past – have not equipped her to answer.
Bio: Mother of three mostly grown kids, Cassandra has contributed essays, features, and profiles to national, regional, and local newspapers and magazines since 1991. Published in Philadelphia Stories and Parlor Journal, the latter piece, “Ghosts” (memoir) was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. Her historical novel, Under the Linden Tree, was published by Encompass Editions, a Canadian small press, this past June. An English instructor at Drexel University since 2008, she has taught at Temple’s Fox School of Business and at St. Joe’s. When not teaching college freshmen, she’s a fiction/memoir writing workshop facilitator, and a freelance editor, with the hopes of completing the first draft of her second novel sometime next year.