Sawyer Free Librarywill welcomeEMILY FRANKLIN—poetand award-winning author who has appeared in theNew York TimesandtheBoston Globe—for a discussion of her new bookTHELIONESS OF BOSTONonTuesday, May 9 at 6:00 pm. The event will be at theSawyer Free Library at 21 Main Streetin downtown Gloucester. Registration is required at sawyerfreelibrary.org.Please note that space is limited.
A novel of historical fiction, “The Lioness of Boston”tells about the life of daring visionary Isabella Stewart Gardner, who created an inimitable legacy in American art and transformed the city of Boston itself.It is a portrait of what society expected awoman’s life to be, shattered by a courageous soul who rebelled and wasdeterminedto live on her terms.
A misfit who befriended other outcasts to rise into art and intellectual society, Isabella used her own collections to open the now-famous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
By the time Gardner opened her…
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