Winter/Spring Author Series

Meet the Author: Kate Clifford Larson with Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
Thursday, February 1st, 7:00 PM
Jones Room, Tufts Library

Join us as we welcome Kate Larson with her new book on the life of Rosemary Kennedy.Young Rosemary comes alive as a sweet, lively girl adored by her siblings. But Larson also reveals the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly difficult in her early twenties, culminating in Joe’s decision to have Rosemary lobotomized at age twenty-three. 

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Meet the Author: Bob Halloran with Count the Rings!: Inside Boston's Wicked Awesome Reign as the City of Champions
Thursday, February 22nd, 7:00 PM
Jones Room, Tufts Library

Join us as we welcome award-winning journalist and author Bob Halloran with his newest book celebrating Boston’s historic, unprecedented run of sports championships since the 2001-2002 football season. Packed with color photography and sidebars, the book captures the transformation of Boston into Title Town!

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Meet the Author: Raymond Sinabaldi with Fenway Park
Monday, March 26th, 7:00 PM
Jones Room, Tufts Library

Author Raymond Sinibaldi joins us with his new book on a Boston institution. In June 1967, Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey declared Fenway Park outdated and stated that without help from the city for a new ballpark, he would consider moving his team. That same year, an impossible dream came true as the 100-1 underdog Red Sox won the pennant and a record-setting 1.7 million fans visited Fenway. Since then, approximately 110 million fans have watched the Red Sox play at what is now called “America's Most Beloved Ballpark.” 

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Meet the Author: Laura Young with Boston Ballerina: A Dancer, a Company, an Era
Saturday, April 7th, 3:00 PM
Jones Room, Tufts Library

Meet author and former ballerina Laura Young who will speak about her new book. As a charter member of Boston Ballet and its predecessor, New England Civic Ballet, Laura Young has been affiliated with the company longer than any other dancer in its history. This book is both a memoir of her personal journey and a fascinating account of Boston Ballet's rise from a regional troupe to the internationally recognized company that it is today.

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Meet the Author: Jane Healey with The Saturday Evening Girls Club
Thursday, April 12th, 7:00 PM
Jones Room, Tufts Library

Join us as we welcome author and journalist Jane Healey with her debut novel, based on a true story. For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives—and hope for a better future.

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Meet the Author: Joanna Schaffhausen with The Vanishing Season
Thursday, April 26th, 7:00 PM
Jones Room, Tufts Library

Join author Joanna Schaffhausen with her critically acclaimed new novel. Ellery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, where no one knows she was once the victim of serial killer. The only victim who lived. When three people disappear from her town, all around her birthday—the day she was kidnapped so long ago—Ellery fears someone knows her secret. Someone very dangerous.

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Following each program there is generally time for questions from the audience before the author begins signing. 

Books will be available for purchase at each event.