Local Author Margaret Williams will be discussing her novel Haverstraw tonight April 14th at the Nyack Library at 7PM. Copies will be available to purchase after the talk and she will sign them for you.
You can also check out a copy of the book for free at the reference desk in the Nyack Library.
This quietly beautiful novel tracks the fortunes and misfortunes of a young woman in search of selfhood. After her mother unexpectedly dies, Anne Beauvois must leave her aunt’s elegant home in Quebec City to keep house for her brutish, illiterate father on his hardscrabble farm in New York State. Severely limited by early-twentieth-century gender constraints, she realizes her only escape is marriage. Hastily accepting a proposal from a callow young Irish bricklayer, she moves to the bustling river port city of Haverstraw, determined to forge a new life for herself. Having made a bad bargain in the marriage department, she pursues her own dreams and desires despite her husband’s provincial ideas. When tragedy strikes the town, Anne’s options are extended far beyond her initial expectations. Williams manages to effortlessly conjure up the tenor and the timbre of another time and place in this powerfully evocative debut novel. –Booklist
This talk is part of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial Book Discussion Series at the Nyack Library.
Next month’s discussion is Maxwell Anderson’s play High Tor, winner of the 1936-1937 NY Drama Critic Circle’s award for Best American Play.
For a full list of Quad events at the Nyack library: http://nyacklibrary.org/quadprograms
For a full list if Quad events in the Nyacks and vicinity: http://nyackhistory.org/quad400.htm