Jennifer Chiaverini, author of CANARY GIRLS - a WPL/Boswell event

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Jennifer Chiaverini, author of CANARY GIRLS - a WPL/Boswell event

Jennifer Chiaverini, author of CANARY GIRLS - an in-person WPL/Boswell event

By Boswell Book Company

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Date and time

Starts on Wednesday, August 9 · 6:30pm CDT


Wauwatosa Public Library 7635 W North Ave Wauwatosa, WI 53213

About this event

  • 1 hour

Wauwatosa Public Library and Boswell Book Company present an evening with Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Canary Girls.

Chiaverini’s latest is a lively and illuminating novel about the "munitionettes" who built bombs in Britain’s arsenals during World War I. These women risked their lives for the war effort and at the same time, discovered camaraderie and courage on the soccer pitch. Thousands of women - cooks, maids, shopgirls, and housewives - worked grueling shifts, handling TNT and other explosives with little protective gear. The football pitch was the one place where class distinctions and fears for their men fall away. As the war ground on and tragedy took its toll, the Canary Girls persisted despite the dangers, proud to serve and determined to outlive the war and rejoice in victory and peace.

Jennifer Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-three novels, including acclaimed historical fiction such as Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters and Switchboard Soldiers, as well as the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives in Madison.

Click here to order your copy of Canary Girls from Boswell. Signed copies and personalization available on pre-orders. Please note that signed copies will not be shipped until after the event.

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