Lecture: Yearning to Breathe Free - Three Women Search for Meaning in 19th Century Chicago
Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. $5 per person (fee may be applied towards the purchase of a book).
Glessner House Coach House
R.S.V.P. to 312.326.1480
The “Avenue of Dreams” series explores the lives of three women and the challenges they overcome in order to live life on their own terms. The series introduces readers to Lucy Banning - a young woman from Prairie Avenue society; Charlotte Farrow - a maid in service at a Prairie Avenue mansion; and Sarah Cummings - an orphan dreaming of a life beyond her grasp.
Author Olivia Newport and research partner Stephen Reginald will review how these works of historical fiction line up with the realities of life in late-19th century Chicago. Copies of all three books, including the newly released The Invention of Sarah Cummings will be available for sale and signing. Read the Romantic Times book review by clicking on the link.