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Elizabeth Lydia Bodner speaks about “Seven Women In Maine”

Friday, April 25 - 12:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Main Library
Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors

elizabeth bodner coverElizabeth Bodner will speak about her new book Seven Women in Maine on Friday, April 25th at noon in Meeting Room #5.  The book is narrated by a couple who had been seized up in the corporate world and moved to many cities in the United States, at times interesting, such as Chicago, San Antonio, Seattle, therefore many picturesque landscapes are described in detail throughout the pages. Martina and Frederick have their own marital challenges, struggling with their conscience for a family they left behind in Boston. While living in Washington State, they decide to pack up and move to Portland, Maine. It was here in an enchanted friendly neighborhood that they began to meet women of high ideals. “I want to start a food pantry, there are many people starving out there.” said Sybil Riemensnider of South Portland, at a Loveitt’s Field gathering. She would be the first to be supported throughout her career of giving to others.

Can you imagine these hugely talented and altruistic women living in your hometown? You might even know a few of them, benefited from their life’s work, like your favorite yoga instructor? Or a Naturopathic Doctor you are seeing for alternative health methods. Just to name a few. They may even live right around the corner from you.



About the Series » Friday Local Author Series

The Local Author Series is a new series featuring Maine authors.  Authors are scheduled on a weekly basis and are encouraged to invite their readers for a lecture and question and answer session.  Books will be available for purchase and signing through the authors.  Free and open to the public.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

The Friday Local Author Series is held from 12pm-1pm in the Main Library’s Meeting Room 5.

Authors: To be considered for PPL’s Friday Local Author Series, please send information to our Programming Manager, Rachael Weyand.