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Author Talk: Rosie McMahan – Fortunate Daughter: A Memoir of Reconciliation

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Award-winning author Rosie McMahan will visit Wilton Library to talk about her book Fortunate Daughter: A Memoir of Reconciliation. Though the book begins as an all-too-common story of childhood sexual abuse, it gradually becomes a rare story of how one person heals from that early trauma. In this intimate first-person narrative, McMahan offers the reader a portrait of misery, abuse, and hurt, followed by the difficult and painful task of healing.  It’s a journey that, in the end, reveals the complicated and nuanced venture of true reconciliation and the freedom that comes along with it. Fortunate Daughter: A Memoir of Reconciliation is a first prize winner in the 2021 Chanticleer International Journey Book Awards.

First, a daughter, sister, wife, and mother, McMahan identifies as an irreverent and opinionated white cisgendered woman, who is also a survivor, a feminist, writer, educator, counselor, attending Quaker, community activist, and avid botanical enthusiast. Her poetry has been published in several journals. She works at MA Mentoring Partnership and owns and operates Optimistic Options, a private practice rooted in trauma informed care and restorative justice principles. Learn more about her book and listen to her podcast at Heart2Heart.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The media sponsor of Wilton Library author talks is GOOD Morning Wilton.

Registration is required. Register on the Wilton Library website.



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