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Book Talk & Signing with Novelist Susan Holloway Scott

  • The Hermitage Museum 335 N Franklin Turnpike Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, 07423 United States (map)

Join bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott as she discusses her latest historical novel THE SECRET WIFE OF AARON BURR. Little is known of Mary Emmons, an enslaved woman born in India and believed to have been brought to The Hermitage by Col. Prevost. After his death, his widow Theodosia Bartow Prevost married Aaron Burr - a hero of the Revolution, a brilliant lawyer and politician, and later vice president. Mary left no letters, journals, or portraits to explain her relationship with these families, or to tell her side of the story. Her only legacy was the two children she bore to Burr while he was married to Theodosia - children whose descendants' heritage has recently been confirmed through DNA testing. Through extensive research, Ms. Scott recreates the turbulent world of 18thc America, and deftly imagines the inspiring life - and the challenges - of Mary Emmons. Booksigning to follow.

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