Program Type:Author Talks
(In person only) Please join Julie Gerstenblatt in the Scott Room where she will be discussing her first novel.
Nantucket in 1846 is an island set apart not just by its geography but by its unique circumstances. With their menfolk away at sea, often for years at a time, women here know a rare independence—and the challenges that go with it. Set against Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846, this sweeping, emotional novel brings together three courageous women battling to save everything they hold dear. In a starred review, Booklist calls Daughters of Nantucket “a beautiful historical novel….Gerstenblatt’s distinctive tale, a triumph in storytelling, celebrates the courage and tenacity of women.”
Julie Gerstenblatt holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University and has taught everything from middle school to graduate school. Her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, Kveller, Cognoscenti, and Grown & Flown, among others. When not writing, Julie is a college essay coach, as well as a producer and on-air host for A Mighty Blaze, which has grown into a leading resource for author interviews. A native New Yorker, Julie now lives in coastal Rhode Island with her family and one very smart shichon poo. DAUGHTERS OF NANTUCKET is her first novel.
Bronx River Books will be available for Book purchase.