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Keene - Mary Ann Hooper signing "Across America and Back"

After unearthing her great-grandparents diaries, Mary Ann Hooper set out on a journey to retrace their 1871 trip across the United States on the newly-opened Transcontinental Railroad to the Golden City of San Francisco. Filled with rich details of time, place, and culture, Mary Anns compelling narrative is both a re-creation of a family journey and a thoughtful account of how the American West has changed over the last 150 years, including the scary implications for the environment. Mary Anns adventurous and determined voice fills the pages with entertaining encounters on the train, escapades on her folding bike, and her reflections on her birth country and her own life story.

Mary Ann Hooper grew up in an old farmhouse in Brattleboro, Vermont, and now lives in Wirksworth, a small town near the British Peak District. She is a Harvard graduate, a former journalist and also a social worker. Now retired, she is a trustee on a local Community Land Trust and helps edit her towns website. Across America and Back is her first book.

Event date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
12 Emerald Street
The Corner of Emerald and Main
Keene, NH 03431
Across America and Back: Retracing My Great-Grandparents' Remarkable Journey Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781943859665
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: University of Nevada Press - April 2nd, 2018

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