February 28, 2024
Virtual: Q&A with Author Katherine Howe Discussing " A True Account: Hannah Masury’s Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself"
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Who DOESN'T want to hear about a rollicking mystery set in the Golden Age of Piracy? We are certainly "on board" :). We can't wait to chat with author Katherine Howe about her latest release, "A True Account: Hannah Masury’s Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself" as well as her collaborative book with Anderson Cooper, her YA books, and her journey to becoming a bestselling author. We hope you can join us for this special event!
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RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.
About the book:
In Boston, as the Golden Age of Piracy comes to a bloody close, Hannah Masury –bound out to service at a waterfront inn since childhood – is ready to take her life into her own hands. When a man is hanged for piracy in the town square and whispers of a treasure in the Caribbean spread, Hannah is forced to flee for her life, disguising herself as a cabin boy in the pitiless crew of the notorious pirate Edward "Ned" Low. To earn the freedom to choose a path for herself, Hannah must hunt down the treasure and change the tides.
Meanwhile, professor Marian Beresford pieces Hannah’s story together in 1930, seeing her own lack of freedom reflected back at her as she watches Hannah's transformation. At the center of Hannah Masury’s account, however, lies a centuries-old mystery that Marian is determined to solve, just as Hannah may have been determined to take it to her grave.
A True Account tells the unforgettable story of two women in different worlds, both shattering the rules of their own society and daring to risk everything to go out on their own account.
Katherine Howe is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, The House of Velvet and Glass, and Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty with Anderson Cooper, as well as several young adult novels. She served as editor of The Penguin Book of Witches and her fiction has been translated into over twenty languages. Descended from three women who were tried for witchcraft in Salem, she lives and sails with her family in New England.
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