Friday, September 20, 2013
Thursday Sept. 26th at 7:00 PM ~ Edie Clark
In What There Was Not to Tell, Edie Clark sets out to fill in the details of the gaping hole that was created in her family’s life by the death of a man she never met. What she discovered is a riveting story that is both tragic yet somehow triumphant, uniquely personal yet universal. This is a surprising and thoroughly compelling tale of how a single casualty of war can set off chain reactions of heartbreaking loss, undying love and unshakable loyalty across multiple generations. At the same time, it is an incredible piece of family detective work that keeps taking unexpected twists and turns. Edie Clark has written extensively about New England in award-winning feature stories for Yankee magazine for more than thirty years. She has been a Fellow at The MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook Writer’s Colony, and was Visiting Writer at Northern Michigan University. She has taught writing and journalism in the MFA program at Emerson College as well as in the undergraduate program at Franklin Pierce University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. This program is free and open to all thanks to the Friends of the Hancock Town Library.