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Bravery & Sacrifice from the Brontës to today: a book talk with author Catherine Lowell '11

Join author Catherine Lowell '11 for a book talk about bravery, sacrifice, feminism, and how themes explored by the Brontës are still relevant and applicable to us today. The author will be available to sign copies of her recently published debut novel, The Madwoman Upstairs.
"Catherine Lowell’s debut novel is a contemporary literary detective story featuring an awkward but gifted American student (think Jane) and her mercurial Oxford professor (think Mr. Rochester). Samantha, the only remaining descendent of the Brontës, reads her father’s cryptic will and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find a long-rumored family treasure, using clues hidden in his copies of the Brontë novels.The novel untangles scholars’ differing interpretations of the Brontë novels and the tantalizing hints the books offer readers about the Brontë sisters’ lives. Who, if anyone, was the real-life model for Mr. Rochester’s imprisoned, mentally ill wife? And was she really mad?”- The Wall Street Journal
Learn more and order the book here.



Tuesday, April 5, 2016. 04:00 PM


Women's Community Center (433 Santa Teresa Street)


Women's Community Center




This event is free and open to the public.