Calling everyone interested in tales of Plymouth history: you are invited to a free online author talk with TaraShea Nesbit. The Boston Public Library is hosting this virtual event on Thursday, April 16 starting at 6:00 PM. Registration is required, click here for more information and to sign up.
The topic will be her new novel, Beheld, the “riveting story of a stranger’s arrival in the fledgling colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and a crime that shakes the divided community to its core. Ten years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined, and it is not prepared for the arrival of an unfamiliar ship, bearing new colonists.
With gripping, immersive details and exquisite prose, TaraShea Nesbit reframes the story of the pilgrims in the previously unheard voices of two women of very different status and means. Suspenseful and beautifully wrought, Beheld is about a murder and a trial, and the motivations-personal and political-that cause people to act in unsavory ways. It is also an intimate portrait of love, motherhood, and friendship that asks: Whose stories get told over time, who gets believed-and subsequently, who gets punished?”