Sally Cabot Author Visit @ Sandwich Public Library
When: Wed May 8th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Sandwich Public Library | 142 Main Street | Sandwich
Sally Cabot (aka Sally Gunning), author of Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard will be at Sandwich Public Library on Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing. This event is co-hosted with Titcomb’s Bookshop and is free and open to the public.
Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard brings to life a little-known chapter of the American Revolution—the story of Benjamin Franklin and his bastard son, and the women who loved them. Sixteen-year-old Anne is an uneducated serving girl at the Penny Pot tavern when she first meets the commanding Benjamin Franklin. The time she spends with the brilliant young printer teases her curious mind, and the money he provides keeps her family from starving. But the ambitious Franklin is committed to someone else, a proper but infatuated woman named Deborah Read who becomes his common-law wife. At least Anne has William, her cherished infant son, to remind her of his father and to soften some of life's bleakness.
A poignant tale of passion, family, love, and war, Benjamin Franklin's Bastard skillfully brings into focus a cast of remarkable characters drawn from real life, and vividly re-creates one of the most remarkable and thrilling periods of history—the birth of the American nation.
Sally Cabot lives in Brewster, Massachusetts, with her husband, Tom. A lifelong resident of New England, she is active in the local historical society and creates tours that showcase the three-hundred-year history of her village. She has written a number of books set on Cape Cod including Widow’s War, under her real name Sally Gunning.
For further information or to reserve a signed copy of the book(s) if you cannot attend, contact Titcomb’s Bookshop at 508-888-2331. Titcomb’s Bookshop, located at 432 Route 6A in East Sandwich, is a family-owned independent bookstore selling new and used books since 1969. The Sandwich Public Library is located at 142 Main Street. For more information, please refer to the bookshop website www.titcombsbookshop.com.