Quiet Corner Reads Announces 2018 Book
Quiet Corner Reads is thrilled to announce that The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict will be their One Book choice for 2018. Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastic job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women, and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with The Other Einstein, which tells the tale of Albert Einstein's first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. The next novel in this series, Carnegie’s Maid, was just released in January 2018. Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels The Chrysalis, The Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare. Book discussions and related programs will be offered at member libraries from March through June.
"One Book" community reading projects, which connect people to literature through reading and discussion, have exploded in popularity in recent years. Quiet Corner Reads began their yearly One Book project in 2010, and the collaboration of libraries throughout northeastern CT is still working together to encourage literacy, library support, and community development. Members include libraries in the towns of Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Mansfield, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Thompson, Union and Woodstock, as well as Pomfret School and Quinebaug Valley Community College. The One Book project each year encourages residents of northeast Connecticut to read the same book or author at the same time, bringing people together to discuss ideas and to broaden their appreciation of reading. Past books include In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, Bill Warrington’s Last Chance by James King, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Tag Man by Archer Mayor, The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood, What Strange Creatures by Emily Arsenault, The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, and A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.
QCReads will host Ms. Benedict at their finale event at the Mansion at Bald Hill in Woodstock, CT on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 pm. Books will be available for sale, and the author will be autographing copies for attendees. Limited tickets will be sold at member libraries for $15, which includes light refreshments. The author visit is sponsored by The Beagary Trust, Connecticut Humanities, The Leo J. and Rose Pageau Trust, and area Friends of the Libraries. For more information, visit QCReads on Facebook and at the quietcornerreads.org website.