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Elizabeth Osta, Maggie’s Brood (novel)

June 29 @ EST 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free – $20.00

When Maggie Buckley steps off Cunard’s S.S. Etruria into 1888 New York City’s Castle Garden, a new world opens up to her. No longer a child in Ahadallane, Country Cork where her father Jeremiah survived An Gorta Mor (the Great Hunger), she is now a sixteen-year-old immigrant in a country ripe with possibility. Maggie’s story is one of hardship, hope, and enduring resilience.

Elizabeth Osta is a recipient of Florida’s Amelia Island Literary Award for Non-Fiction and Writers & Books’ Big Pencil Award. She is the author of the historical novel Jeremiah’s Hunger (Borealis Press, 2011);  Life Shifts: Essays of Hope (2019); and Saving Faith: a Memoir of Courage, Conviction, and a Calling (CreateSpace Publishing, 2017), a City Newspaper’s Best of Rochester nominee in 2017. Elizabeth lives in Fairport with her husband Dave Van Arsdale, serves on the Lima Historical Society Board, and is enchanted by twin grandsons.

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Maggie’s Brood
Jeremiah’s Hunger
Life Shifts: Essays of Hope
Saving Faith: A Memoir of Courage, Conviction, and a Calling

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June 29
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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