(palisades people) Sunday Symposia: The Quack’s Daughter & The Charmed Line

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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The Quack's Daughter and The Charmed Line: The Family Life of a Scandalous 19th Century Woman Physician

A part of the award-winning (palisades people) Sunday Symposia series presented by the Palisades Free Library. Greta Nettleton, Palisades Resident, local author, and recipient of the Library Association of Rockland County’s 2018 Book of the Year Award, will discuss The Quack’s Daughter, an entertaining tale about a spirited, bi-sexual Victorian college girl named Cora Keck filled with unexpected insights about real life at Vassar during the Gilded Age. Ms. Nettleton, a 2017 fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a featured speaker for the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society, will also share new material from her forthcoming book, The Charmed Line, about the life and career of Cora’s controversial mother, Mrs. Dr. Rebecca J. Keck. Nyack author Bethany Ball (What to Do About the Solomons) will join in for a conversation about The Quack’s Daughter and the writing process.

This program will be held at the Tappan Manse Barn, 32 Old Tappan Road, Tappan, NY. 

$10 ($5 students) at the door to benefit the library. This symposia is made possible by a generous donation from the estate of Dorothy S. Davis. 


Event Type(s): Adult

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