Monday, June 12, 2017
Author Talk with Kathryn Smith on Monday, June 19th at 6 PM
The Somerville Public Library invites you to our
Author Talk with Kathryn Smith
The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership that Defined a Presidency
79 Highland Ave
Kathryn Smith will give a reading from The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership that Defined a Presidency in character as Missy LeHand.
The Gatekeeper tells the captivating and forgotten story of the intelligent, loyal, and clever woman who had a front-row seat to history in the making. The Gatekeeper is a thoughtful, revealing unsung-hero story about a woman ahead of her time, the true weight of her responsibility, and the tumultuous era in which she lived—and a long overdue tribute to one of the most important female figures in American history.
Kathryn Smith is a journalist and writer with a life-long interest in FDR and his circle. She has lived all her life in Georgia and South Carolina, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Georgia. She worked as a daily newspaper reporter and editor, and has been the book columnist for the Anderson Independent Mail for twenty years. Smith is the author of an oral history of World War II told by living veterans and civilians called A Necessary War. She now lives in Anderson, South Carolina, with her husband.
Copies of her book will be available for purchase
This program is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to all.