OCEAN HOUSE: Author Series Presents Victoria Christopher Murray (The First Ladies)

Summer Author Series Presents Victoria Christopher Murray (The First Ladies)

Welcome to the Author Series at the Ocean House featuring Victoria Christopher Murray for the new book The First Ladies

Tickets to this event are $35 (plus taxes and service charge) and can be purchased by clicking the link below. Each ticket will include a copy of the event book.

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book coverAbout the Book

A novel about the extraordinary partnership between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune--an unlikely friendship that changed the world, from the New York Times bestselling authors of the Good Morning America Book Club pick The Personal Librarian.

The daughter of formerly enslaved parents, Mary McLeod Bethune refuses to back down as white supremacists attempt to thwart her work. She marches on as an activist and an educator, and as her reputation grows she becomes a celebrity, revered by titans of business and recognized by U.S. Presidents. Eleanor Roosevelt herself is awestruck and eager to make her acquaintance. Initially drawn together because of their shared belief in women's rights and the power of education, Mary and Eleanor become fast friends confiding their secrets, hopes and dreams--and holding each other's hands through personal and professional strife.

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president, the two women begin to collaborate more closely, particularly as Eleanor moves toward her own agenda separate from FDR, a consequence of the devastating discovery of her husband's secret love affair. Eleanor becomes a controversial First Lady for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights. And when she receives threats because of her strong ties to Mary, it only fuels the women's desire to fight together for justice and equality.

This is the story of two different, yet equally formidable, passionate, and committed women, and the way in which their singular friendship helped form the foundation for the modern civil rights movement.

About the Author

Victoria Christopher Murray is one of the country's top Black contemporary authors with more than one million books in print. She has written more than twenty novels, including the Seven Deadly Sins series and Stand Your Ground, a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Ocean House
1 Bluff Ave
Westerly, RI 02891
The First Ladies By Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593440285
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 2-8 Days
Published: Berkley - June 27th, 2023

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! 

A novel about the extraordinary partnership between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune—an unlikely friendship that changed the world, from the New York Times bestselling authors of the Good Morning America Book Club pick The Personal Librarian.