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Ames Sheldon - Don't Put the Boats Away
Join us for an evening with Ames Sheldon on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00.
"Don't Put the Boats Away is an impeccably researched and simultaneously heartfelt novel about what it was like to be a woman and a scientist in the wake of the Second World War. The world needs more novels like this."
Louisa Hall, The Carriage House, Speak, and Trinity
“Don’t Put the Boats Away” is chock-full of well-researched historical details about political events, medical advancements, and even food trends of the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, and it also offers important commentary on professional opportunities for women during these decades. Overall, it’s a touching tale that examines the ways in which grief, regret, and unmet expectations can reverberate through generations.”
Ames Sheldon worked as a reporter for two small-town newspapers in Minnesota before becoming lead author and editor of Women's History Sources: A Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States, which ignited her passion for studying and writing about the history of women in America. After that, Sheldon ventured into the world of creative nonfiction, writing grant proposals and raising funds for the Sierra Club in San Francisco, the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, the Minneapolis Public Library, and a variety of other nonprofits. She lives with her husband in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.