Award-winning author Dinitia Smith will read from her new novel The Honeymoon — centered on writer George Eliot’s late-life marriage to a much younger man — at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, on Saturday, July 9, at 5:00 p.m.
Grounded in the study of the life, letters, journals, essays, poetry and novels of Eliot, her contemporaries, friends and loved ones, The Honeymoon is the imaginative fleshing out of a period in Eliot’s life about which little is known with certainty: Eliot’s honeymoon with John Walter Cross in Venice in June 1880.
“We are thrilled to be hosting Dinitia Smith, a seasonal resident of our area, who has interrupted her speaking tour to present this book to us,” says Maureen Rodgers of the library’s Literature Committee.
Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which is chartered to serve Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, is located at 9091 Route 22, approximately one mile south of the light at the Hillsdale intersection of Routes 22 and 23. For information on hours and events, call (518) 325-4101 or visit the library’s website atwww.roejanlibrary.org. Follow the library on Twitter at @libraryroe.