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May 25, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual - A Visit with author Charlotte McConaghy

Thursday, May 25, 2023

We are excited to partner with the Chelmsford Public Library as they welcome their "One Book Chelmsford" author, Charlotte McConaghy, to their virtual stage! Charlotte will be in conversation with the Ashland Library director, Meena Jain, and they will be discussing Charlotte's magnificent book, "Migrations". We hope you can join us for this special event.

Chelmsford requests that you send questions in advance of the meeting and we'll get to as many as we can. Please email Jessica at with any questions you may have.  

About the book:

A dark past. An impossible journey. The will to survive. How far you would you go for love? Franny Stone is determined to go to the end of the earth, following the last of the Arctic terns on what may be their final migration to Antarctica. As animal populations plummet and commercial fishing faces prohibition, Franny talks her way onto one of the few remaining boats heading south. But as she and the eccentric crew travel further from shore and safety, the dark secrets of Franny's life begin to unspool. A daughter's yearning search for her mother. An impulsive, passionate marriage. A shocking crime. Haunted by love and violence, Franny must confront what she is really running towards - and from.

About the author:

Charlotte is an Australian author living in Sydney with her partner and son. She has a Masters Degree in Screenwriting from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and a number of published SFF works in Australia. Her novel MIGRATIONS is her first foray into adult literary fiction, published in North America by Flatiron Books, and by Penguin Random House in Australia and the UK. It is being translated into over 20 languages, and adapted to film. Fueled by her love of nature and her interest in stories of fierce women, McConaghy's newest novel, ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES, the New York Times Bestseller, is a romantic mystery about a biologist charged with reintroducing wolves to the Scottish Highlands in order to rewild the landscape and bring a forest back to life.

This virtual event is hosted by the Chelmsford Public Library and is in collaboration with a multitude of MA Libraries.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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