Join us in the Fehlow Meeting Room on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 PM when we will be hosting Jane Healey, author of “The Beantown Girls.” (Please note: we are postponing this event from the originally scheduled time on February 20th due to winter storm warnings for the area).
Jane Healey left a career in high tech to become a freelance writer. Her passion for historical fiction became her new career when her debut novel, “The Saturday Evening Girls Club”, was published in 2017. Based on the true story of a group of Jewish and Italian immigrant women in Boston’s North End at the turn of the twentieth century, the Amazon bestseller was hailed by Redbook as “a breathtaking ode to female empowerment and the American dream.”
Her new release, “The Beantown Girls,” is a novel of love, courage, and danger. In 1944, Boston native Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She’ll work in city hall, marry her fiancé when he returns from the war, and settle down in the suburbs. But when her fiancé is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona’s long-held plans are shattered. Determined to learn her fiancé’s fate, Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl, recruiting her two best friends to come along. There’s the outspoken Viviana, who is more than happy to quit her secretarial job for a taste of adventure. Then there’s Dottie, a shy music teacher whose melodious talents are sure to bring heart and hope to the boys on the front lines.
Healey continues to bring readers lesser-known stories of women in American history. She relied on diaries, letters, and other records left by real-life Clubmobile Service girls to create this straightforward tale serving a slice of World War II history.
Copies will be available for purchase. No registration is necessary.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Jones at 508-830-4250, ext. 230, or email [email protected]