Suzanne Woods Fisher will present a book talk to community attendees followed by a brief Q&A. Some of her many books will be available for purchase. After, Fisher will sit down for a book signing in the Fireplace Room. A portion of book sale proceeds benefits BPL.
Registration is not required.
The true story behind Woods' newest book, The Moonlight School:
Great stories move people. So do great people. Cora Wilson Stewart was such a person. In 1911, she was the first female superintendent of education for an Appalachian county in Kentucky, a corner of America with a shocking rate of adult illiteracy. Cora had a plan: To open the county’s rural schoolhouses on moonlit nights to illiterate and semi-illiterate adults. On that first night, she hoped for 150 adults. To her shock and delight, over 1200 men and women, aged eighteen to eighty, made their way over the hills and hollows to learn how to read and write. Within two years, adult illiteracy was virtually eliminated in the county and a movement to eradicate illiteracy in the entire nation was underway.
With over 1.5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Suzanne Woods Fisher is the award winning, best-selling author of more than 30 books. Her titles included On a Summer Tide and On a Coastal Breeze, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, The Deacon’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among other novels. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. Suzanne and her husband live in a small town in California, where everyone knows everyone else, knows what they are doing and why. She has four grown children and enough grandchildren to keep her young. Visit Suzanne at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.