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Georgetown resident, Conservation Commission member and U. Mass Lowell professor Maureen Stanton’s second book is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on July 16.  Join us for a book release party to celebrate Maureen’s achievement!

Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood  “is a wrenching account of Stanton’s coming-of-age in the 1970’s in Walpole, Massachusetts, then the home of the state’s sole maximum security prison”.  Reviews are calling it deeply moving, timely, and important.  Maureen’s first book, Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider’s Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting, garnered many literary awards.  Maureen has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, among others.

Come hear Maureen read from her new book, and sign copies. Copies will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Gulf of Maine Books.   Bring a potluck supper or dessert to share to the Robinhood Meetinghouse beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 28th.  Drinks and snacks will be available for sale as well. Singer/songwriter Nancy Sferra will provide a musical introduction to Maureen’s reading starting at 7.