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Rising Sun Inn Spring Author Series

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Rising Sun Inn, Historic Tavern and Museum

1090 Generals Highway

Crownsville, MD 21032

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The Spring Author Series returns to the Rising Sun Inn and features Maryland women authors. Join us for this very special three-lecture event where Maryland women authors share the stories they created about heroines from Maryland communities. Admission for Friends of the Rising Sun Inn members is $12.00 or $30.00 for all three-lecture event. For non-members, admission is $15.00 for one or $40.00 for the three. We also have a special student (K-12) admission for Elissa Brent Weissman. All three authors will also have their books available for purchase and signing.

March 30, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Elissa Brent Weissman, The Length of a String (YA, Juvenile History)

April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Mary K. Tilghman, Divided Loyalties (Historical Fiction)

May 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Lucia St. Clair Robson, Mary's Land (Historical Fiction)

March 30, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Elissa Brent Weissman, The Length of a String

Imani is adopted, and she's ready to search for her birthparents. But when she discovers the diary her Jewish great-grandmother wrote chronicling her escape from Holocaust-era Europe, Imani begins to see family in a new way.

Imani knows exactly what she wants as her big bat mitzvah gift: to meet her birthparents. She loves her family and her Jewish community in Baltimore, but she has always wondered where she came from, especially since she's black and almost everyone she knows is white. When her mom's grandmother--Imani's great-grandma Anna--passes away, Imani discovers an old diary among her books. It's Anna's diary from 1941, the year she was twelve--the year she fled Nazi-occupied Luxembourg alone, sent by her parents to seek refuge in Brooklyn. Written as a series of letters to the twin sister she had to leave behind, Anna's diary records her journey to America and her new life with an adopted family. Anna's diary and Imani's birthparent search intertwine to tell the story of two girls, each searching for family and identity in her own time and in her own way.

April 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Mary K. Tilghman, Divided Loyalties

When Union and Confederate soldiers march by eighteen-year-old Maureen’s Sharpsburg farm, she must choose where her loyalties lie. Will she stand with family or country?

After the Battle of Antietam, Maureen decides to listen to her heart and volunteer as a battlefield nurse. But her father forbids it and demands she stay home to help care for the farm. The young soldier who loves her fears for her safety. Danger and disease follow her every step of the way.

Illness and a tragic turn of events threaten to derail Maureen’s mission. When the young woman finds herself a patient in her own hospital, burning up with fever, she questions whether she can go on. In these, the darkest of days, Maureen struggles to summon the strength she needs for the work she is called to do.


May 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Lucia St. Clair Robson, Mary's Land

Mary’s Land tells the story of two vastly different yet equally courageous women who journey across the Atlantic in 1638.

Margaret, a strong-willed, upper class young woman, decides to make better use of her dowry rather than hand it over to a doddering squire and uses it to book passage to Lord Baltimore's new colony, Maryland. Also, on board is an unwilling passenger, Anicah, a quick-witted, teenager. Kidnapped off the streets of Bristol, she is transported to the New World and to a life she could not have imagined, an indentured servant to Samuel Smythe, a local tavern keeper.

For Margaret and Anicah, the future is different from any they might have imagined. One will achieve the American dream, the other will keep moving in search of freedom.

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Rising Sun Inn, Historic Tavern and Museum

1090 Generals Highway

Crownsville, MD 21032

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