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Author Meghan Maclean Weir

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Jacob Edwards Library is delighted to welcome author and physician Meghan MacLean Weir. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library and all are welcome!

The Book of Essie is the first novel written by Meghan MacLean Weir and is a finalist for the New England Book Award. The book has been receiving critical acclaim since its recent publication.

“A captivating novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family’s hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.

Esther Ann Hicks-Essie-is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon. She’s grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family’s fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie’s mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show’s producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia’s? Or do they try to arrange a marriage-and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media-through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell-Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?”

MEGHAN MACLEAN WEIR was raised in the rectory of her father’s church in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and later moved with her family to Buffalo, New York. Her memoir, Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency, chronicles her years in training at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. She continues to live and work as a physician in the Boston area.

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Date:
November 29
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

Jacob Edwards Library
Phone:
508 764-5426

Venue

Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main Street
Southbridge, MA United States
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