Between the Covers on 03/10/11
Guest Cynthia Grant Tucker, author of "No Silent Witness: the Eliot Parsonage Women and their Unitarian World," will discuss the stories of the women who influenced the liberal culture of America, particularly here in Portland.
"No Silent Witness" is a group biography which follows three generations of ministers' daughters and wives in a famed American Unitarian family. Spanning 150 years from the early 19th century forward, the narrative divides into six chapters. Each chapter takes up a different woman's defining experience, from the deaths of numerous children and the anguish of infertility to the suffocation of small parish life with its chronic loneliness, doubt, and resentment. All of the stories are linked by the women's continuing battles to make themselves heard over clerical wisdom that contradicts their reality.
Cynthia Grant Tucker will be speaking in Portland on "The Remarkable Eliot Women" on Friday, March 11th from 7-8:30PM in the Eliot Chapel of the First Unitarian Church at 1101 SW 12th Avenue in Portland.