February 2, 2023

Nonfiction Book Club: The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts

Tuesday, December 27th at 6:00 PM

Posted

Seekonk, MA – Join us for a lively discussion of The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America by Elizabeth Letts on Tuesday, December 27th at 6:00 PM at Seekonk Public Library. The title is available digitally as an ebook and audiobook through Libby, or you may place a hold and pick up a print copy at the library. New members are always welcome!

In 1954, Annie Wilkins, a sixty-three-year-old farmer from Maine, embarked on an impossible journey. She had no relatives left, she'd lost her family farm to back taxes, and her doctor had just given her two years to live--but only if she 'lived restfully.' ... Instead, she decided she wanted to see the Pacific Ocean just once before she died. She bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men's dungarees, loaded up her horse, and headed out from Maine in mid-November, hoping to beat the snow. She had no map, no GPS, no phone. But she had her ex-racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness.

For more event information, visit www.seekonkpl.org  or email library@seekonkpl.org

Comments

No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here

Share!
Truly local news delivered to every home in town