THIS WEEK IN FEBRUARY

  1. Thursday Mar 30 BIG READ EVENT AT WRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY THURSDAY, MARCH 30; 7 PM at Wright Memorial Library, 1776 Far Hills Ave; Oakwood; Books & Co will have copies of Maiden Flight and The Wright Brothers for sale at this BIG READ EVENT HARRY HASKELL will discuss Maiden...
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BIG READ EVENT AT WRIGHT MEMORIAL LIBRARY


THURSDAY, MARCH 30; 7 PM at Wright Memorial Library,
1776 Far Hills Ave; Oakwood; Books & Co will have copies of Maiden Flight and The Wright Brothers for sale at this BIG READ EVENT

HARRY HASKELL will discuss Maiden Flight, his book celebrating Katharine Wright, sister of world renowned brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright, and the wife of his grandfather, Henry J. Haskell. It is the fictional telling of Katharine and Henry’s love story, based on personal letters, newspaper reports, and other documents of the period – in particular, Katharine’s lively and extraordinarily revealing love letters to Henry. At age 52, torn between duty and love, she agonized for months before deciding to leave Dayton and her brother Orville (Wilbur had already died) and move to Kansas City to marry Henry Haskell. This decision caused a huge rift between Orville and Katharine. They didn‘t reconcile until three years later when she was on her deathbed.

Wright Memorial Library is hosting HARRY HASKELL as part of the activities surrounding the area BIG READ, which is featuring the book, The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. While Katharine is given much attention in that book, her story is further enhanced in Haskell’s Maiden Flight. Please join us for an interesting discussion at Wright Memorial Library. (And if you can’t make this March 30 event, Wright Memorial Library is having an earlier discussion of Maiden Flight on Saturday, March 25 at 2 pm.)

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