BSB: Patricia Walsh Chadwick (Little Sister: A Memoir) Holiday Gift Guide Book Signing

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café are delighted to present our Holiday Gift Guide Book Signing Series. Purchase a personalized book as a gift for a loved one, and we'll gift wrap and mail it to them for free! If you can't attend the event, you can purchase the book online and let us know in the comments if you'd like it signed or personalized. We'll take care of the rest! 

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For People Who Love: Memoirs

Book: Little Sister: A Memoir by Patricia Walsh Chadwick

They promised her heaven, but there was no savior.

Imagine an eighteen-year-old American girl who has never read a newspaper, watched television, or made a phone call. An eighteen-year-old-girl who has never danced—and this in the 1960s.

It is in Cambridge, Massachusetts where Leonard Feeney, a controversial (soon to be excommunicated) Catholic priest, has founded a religious community called the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Center's members—many of them educated at Harvard and Radcliffe—surrender all earthly possessions and aspects of their life, including their children, to him. Patricia Chadwick was one of those children, and Little Sister is her account of growing up in the Feeney sect.

Separated from her parents and forbidden to speak to them, Patricia bristles against the community’s draconian rules, yearning for another life. When, at seventeen, she is banished from the Center, her home, she faces the world alone, without skills, family, or money but empowered with faith and a fierce determination to succeed on her own, which she does, rising eventually to the upper echelons of the world of finance and investing. 

A tale of resilience and grace, Little Sister chronicles, in riveting prose, a surreal childhood and does so without rancor or self-pity.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St
Mystic, CT 06355
Little Sister: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781682617823
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Post Hill Press - April 2nd, 2019

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They promised her heaven, but there was no savior.

Imagine an eighteen-year-old American girl who has never read a newspaper, watched television, or made a phone call.