Fri, Aug 13|
Child Bride: A Book Discussion with Author Jennifer Turner Smith
Jennifer Turner Smith is a self published author and winner of the Women's Book Awards. Join us for a discussion and reading of historical fiction novel, Child Bride.
Time & Location
Aug 13, 2021, 6:30 PM
About The Event
About the Book: In the segregated South of the mid-1900s, fourteen-year-old Nell bears witness to a world that embraces the oppression of women. Married off when she turns sixteen, she journeys from the South to the city of Boston, where she must quickly learn first how to be a wife to a controlling and emotionally abusive husband, and then a mother. After giving birth to three children, Nell's body begins to fail her. Her husband, concerned for her health, pulls away from her physically. But this void of intimacy drives Nell into the arms of another man, Charles-- an encounter that leads to another pregnancy, and another unanticipated adventure for Nell.