Mon
11

History HiJinks Book Club: Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

Monday, July 11, 2016

7:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Mon, 2016-07-11 19:00 - 20:15

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin 

by Jill Lepore

Vintage Books, 2014

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST,

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:  NPR • Time Magazine • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Boston Globe 
NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK


From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother’s fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator.

Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one extraordinary woman but an entire world. 

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