In her first historical novel, The Foundling, Ann Leary opens a window into the little-known embrace of eugenics by social “reformers” who, by today’s standards, held contradictory beliefs in women’s rights and locking away women deemed “unfit” to bear children. Inspired by the story of her grandmother, Leary takes us inside the Nettleton State Village for Feebleminded Women of Childbearing Age, where a drama unfolds between two young women in a tender tale of friendship and loyalty with a nail-biting climax.
Ann Leary is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels and a memoir. Her novel, The Good House, was adapted as a motion picture starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline.
A Virtual Event
The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.
WOMEN ON THE MOVE
A VIRTUAL SERIES
This series is moderated by Zibby Owens, an author and editor whose multimedia empire of a publishing house, magazine, and podcast led New York Magazine to dub her “New York’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer,” Jordana Horn, a journalist at Kveller and Marjorie Shuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at Temple Emanu-El.
- Tuesday, January 31: Anna Quindlen on Write for Your Life
- Tuesday, February 7: Pam Jenoff on Code Name Sapphire
- Tuesday, February 14: Allegra Goodman on Sam
- Tuesday, February 21: Ann Leary on The Foundling
- Tuesday, February 28: Amy Bloom on In Love
- Tuesday, March 7: Geraldine Brooks on Horse
- Tuesday, March 14: Jennifer Rosner on Once We Were Home