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Book Launch & Signing: Daughters of Nantucket by Julie Gerstenblatt

Book Launch & Signing: Daughters of Nantucket by Julie Gerstenblatt In-Person

Join local author Julie Gerstenblatt for the launch of her debut novel, Daughters of Nantucket, on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 pm. Books are available for presale through Barrington Books and will also be available for sale at the event. Julie will be in conversation with a team member from Barrington Books and give a short introduction to the book. She will then be available to sign copies as well. Refreshments will be served, while supplies last.

Free and open to all. Please register so we can plan refreshments.

About Daughters of Nantucket:

Centered around Nantucket’s Great Fire of 1846, the story follows Eliza, Meg and Maria: three very different women whose lives intersect as they fight to survive the blaze and overcome their own personal struggles.
Whaling captain wife Eliza Macy is waiting for her husband to return from a long voyage--while simultaneously hiding her financial trouble-when, in desperation, she turns against her progressive ideals and targets Meg Wright, a pregnant, free Black woman trying to relocate her store to the town’s Main Street. Meanwhile, Maria Mitchell spends every night observing the stars as she runs Nantucket’s Atheneum, but is hiding her own secrets of the heart.  

Published by Mira Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

About the Author:

Julie Gerstenblatt holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post and Cognoscenti, among others. When not writing, Julie is a college essay coach, as well as a producer and on-air host for A Mighty Blaze. A native New Yorker, Julie now lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with her family and one very smart shichon poo. Daughters of Nantucket is her first novel.


Tuesday, March 14, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Collis Family Gallery (Entire Room), Salem Family Auditorium
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