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6/20/2018 - Quiet Corner Reads

Quiet Corner Reads Presents: An Evening with Marie Benedict, Author of The Other Einstein

Marie Benedict will discuss her book, The Other Einstein, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7 pm at The Mansion at Bald Hill in Woodstock, Connecticut. She will also sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase that evening. The Other Einstein tells the tale of Mileva Maric, Albert Einstein's first wife, who was a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories.

 Marie Benedict is a lawyer with more than ten years' experience as a litigator at two of the country's premier law firms. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College with a focus in History and Art History, and a cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law. While practicing as a lawyer, Marie dreamed of a fantastic job unearthing the hidden historical stories of women, and finally found it when she tried her hand at writing. She embarked on a new, narratively connected series of historical novels with The Other Einstein, which was selected as the Quiet Corner Reads One Book choice for 2018. The next novel in this series, Carnegie’s Maid, was just released in January 2018. Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also published the historical novels The ChrysalisThe Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare.

"One Book" community reading projects, which connect people to literature through reading and discussion, have exploded in popularity in recent years. Quiet Corner Reads began their yearly One Book project in 2010, with the collaboration of libraries throughout northeastern CT working together to encourage literacy, library support, and community development. Members include libraries in the towns of Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Mansfield, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Scotland, Thompson, Union and Woodstock, as well as Quinebaug Valley Community College. 

The One Book project each year encourages residents of northeast Connecticut to read the same book or author at the same time, bringing people together to discuss ideas and to broaden their appreciation of reading. Past books include In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, Bill Warrington’s Last Chance by James King, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Tag Man by Archer Mayor, The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood, What Strange Creatures by Emily Arsenault, The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, and A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

Limited tickets are available at member libraries for $15, which includes light refreshments.  Marie Benedict’s visit is sponsored by Connecticut Humanities, The Beagary Trust, The Leo J. and Rose Pageau Trust, and area Friends of the Libraries. Connecticut Humanities, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides opportunities to explore the history, literature and the vibrant culture that make our state, cities and towns attractive places to live and work. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org. For more information about Quiet Corner Reads, visit QCReads on Facebook and at the quietcornerreads.org website.