December 21, 2021
Hawthorne Book Talk
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Author Talk with Kate Blair on The Hawthorne Inheritance
Tuesday, December 21st, 1:00-2:00pm Open to out-of-town seniors/free
Join Concord author Kate Blair as she discusses her historical novel The Hawthorne Inheritance, recently published by Sunbury Press. The book is about author Nathaniel Hawthorne and his family, who are the author’s cousins by marriage. The plot's main concern is with Hawthorne's sister Louisa's death in the 1852 Henry Clay steamboat disaster. The novel spans multiple generations and is set in Concord, Salem and Ohio. Kate will present on why and how she wrote the book and will answer questions about the writing and publishing process. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Kate Blair came across the research done by her father, a bookseller, on their Hawthorne and Dike ancestors and the Henry Clay steamship disaster, which planted the seed for her novel. Kate juggles writing books, plays and newsletters, medical consulting, and performing on stages and screens. She will be familiar to many of you as a member of the Concord Players Traveling Troupe.