Tenley Library Author Talk

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Tenley Library Author Talk

Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project

At some point, we will all have to deal with grief over the loss of a loved one.  But as local author Rhoda Trooboff shows in her new title, Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project, how we deal with that grief and heal from it can be a defining moment in our lives.  

Please join Rhoda Trooboff on the evening of Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at Tenley Library to discuss her novel and the process of how she wrote it. This is the first in what we hope will be a series of author talks directly from Tenley Library that will feature a variety of writers. A brief biography of Ms. Trooboff and a summary of her book can be found below.

Rhoda Trooboff is a writer and publisher of children’s books living and working in Washington, D.C., where she taught for many years at National Cathedral School. Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project is her first novel.

It is summer 2002 in D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood, and Dee Young is heartsick after her husband Dan's death. Dee finds herself conducting two secret correspondences: one-way emails to Dan and two-way letters with Bathsua Reginald Makin, a 17th-century Londoner who was like Dee a teacher, writer, wife, and mother. From Dee's annus horribilis comes a celebration of the endurance of love, the evolution of grief, and the healing power of work.
    Correspondence Course: The Bathsua Project