June 18, 2024

Nonfiction Book Club: The Pirate’s Wife by Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos

Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 PM

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Seekonk, MA – Join us for a lively discussion of The Pirate’s Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd by Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 PM at Seekonk Public Library. The title is available digitally as an ebook and audiobook through Libby and Hoopla, or you may place a hold and pick up a print copy at the library. New members are always welcome!

"Captain Kidd was one of the most notorious pirates to ever prowl the seas. But few know that Kidd had an accomplice, a behind-the-scenes player who enabled his plundering and helped him outpace his enemies. That accomplice was his wife, Sarah Kidd, a well-to-do woman whose extraordinary life is a lesson in reinvention and resourcefulness. Twice widowed by twenty-one and operating within the strictures of polite society in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New York, Sarah secretly aided and abetted her husband, fighting alongside him against his accusers. Marshaling in newly discovered primary-source documents from archives in London, New York, and Boston, historian and journalist Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos reconstructs the extraordinary life of Sarah Kidd, uncovering a rare example of the kind of life that pirate wives lived during the Golden Age of Piracy."-- Provided by publisher.
For more event information, visit www.seekonkpl.org  or email library@seekonkpl.org

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