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Nonfiction Book Club

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

 

This month, we will discuss The ride of her life: the true story of a woman, her horse, and their last-chance journey across America by Elizabeth Letts.  

In 1954, 63-year-old Maine farmer Annie Wilkins embarked on an impossible journey. She had no money and no family, she had just lost her farm, and her doctor had given her only two years to live. But Annie wanted to see the Pacific Ocean before she died. She ignored her doctor’s advice to move into the county charity home. Instead, she bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men’s dungarees, and headed south in mid-November, hoping to beat the snow. Annie had little idea what to expect beyond her rural crossroads; she didn’t even have a map. But she did have her ex-racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness.

Copies of this book are available at the library. 

 

Our discussion will be held in a hybrid format.  The host will be in person at the BFL, while some members will join over zoom.  You are welcome to join either way.  For zoom, please register here to receive the meeting details:

Nonfiction Book Club Registration - March 2023

Details

Date:
March 25
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Categories:
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Venue

Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
Phone:
(508) 653-6730

Organizer

Bacon Free Library
Phone:
508-653-6730
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