Events Calendar

Monday, April 12 2021

April 12, 2021 - 7:00pm

WSS_Dray

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads produces this series of events featuring writers of particular interest to women.

Lynden Sculpture Garden's Women's Speaker Series and Boswell Books welcome Stephanie Dray, author of The Women of Chateau Lafayette, to Milwaukee for a virtual, BYOS (bring-your-own-snack) event on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7 pm.

Fee: Tickets are $5 plus sales tax and ticket fee or you can upgrade to admission-with book. Books can be picked up at Boswell or for an additional fee, shipped out be USPS media mail. $5 from each ticket will be donated back to the Lynden Sculpture Garden.
Registration: Purchase tickets for the virtual event here.

For more information on upcoming Women's Speaker Series Events, click here.

About The Women of Chateau Lafayette

Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women…
A founding mother…
1774. Gently-bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband’s political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must choose to renounce the complicated man she loves, or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come.
A daring visionary…
1914. Glittering New York socialite Beatrice Astor Chanler is a force of nature, daunted by nothing–not her humble beginnings, her crumbling marriage, or the outbreak of war. But after witnessing the devastation in France and delivering war-relief over dangerous seas, Beatrice takes on the challenge of a lifetime: convincing America to fight for what’s right.
A reluctant resistor…
1940. French school-teacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan’s self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occupation transform her life in the isolated castle where she came of age, she makes a discovery that calls into question who she is, and more importantly, who she is willing to become. Intricately woven and beautifully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we find from standing together in honor of those who came before us.

About the Author

Stephanie Dray is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of historical women’s fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages and tops lists for the most anticipated reads of the year. Now she lives near the nation’s capital with her husband, cats, and history books.


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