Roxana Robinson, author of the recently published historical novel Dawson’s Fall, will speak at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St., as the first event in the Purrington Lecture Series on Sun., 10/27, at 2 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Haley Booksellers, and a reception will follow the lecture. For reservations to this free event, call the library at 508-758-4171 or email spizzolato@ sailsinc.org
Dawson’s Fall, set in 1889 in Charleston, South Carolina, draws on family letters and journals. According to Publishers Weekly: “Robinson bases her formidable novel on the lives of her great-grandparents, exposing the fragile and horrific state of affairs in the American South two decades after the end of the Civil War. Robinson’s descriptive and imaginative prose sings; this book is a startling reminder of the immoral and lasting brutality visited on the South by the institution of slavery.”
The Purrington Lecture Series is sponsored by the Mattapoisett Library Trust and features several notable programs throughout the year.
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