Event Details - Tell a Friend
Books / Literature - Lecture/Discussion
|Date & Time:||
Friday, April 10, 2020
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School|
Find Local Food & Accommodations
Roswell Branch Library
115 Norcross Street
Roswell, GA 30075
|Description:||THE ENGINEER'S WIFE (Hardcover; on-sale April 7, 2020) is the debut novel from playwright Tracey Enerson Wood about the fascinating woman who helped design and construct an American icon: the Brooklyn Bridge.
When Emily Warren Roebling married Captain 'Wash' Roebling, the handsome soldier of her dreams, and her brother's dear friend and aide during the Civil War, a lifetime of happiness is on the horizon. But when Wash accepts the position as Chief Engineer on his father's magnum opus, the Brooklyn Bridge, it becomes his main priority and changes both of their lives forever. Incapacitated from working in the high-pressure tanks at the bridge's foundations, Wash convinces Emily to be his messenger to the site. With no formal training in math or science, Emily finds herself slowly taking over the project. Emily throws herself into building the bridge while facing belittlement and suspicion at every turn as she supervises dangerous construction sites and argues for the safety of the bridge amongst Manhattan's male elite. THE ENGINEER'S WIFE delivers an emotional portrait of a woman transformed by a project of unfathomable scale, and of a husband and wife determined to build something that lasts -- even at the risk of losing each other.
Entered by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (LibraryComments@fultoncountyga.gov)
Created: February 27, 2020 at 1:54 PM
Last Modified: February 27, 2020 at 1:55 PM
The events posted on the Social Web are the creations of its users. Please contact the person posting the event with your questions or concerns. Commercial use of this content without the prior expressed written permission of the Social Web is strictly prohibited. See Legal Notice