5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756.
Books are now available to pick up and read from the Gunn Memorial Library circulation desk for the discussion of the book Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson. Please call the Gunn at 860-868-7586 to register. A discussion of the book, led by local Swedish descendant Jennifer (Johnson) Whittlesey, will take place at 6pm on Thursday September 26 in the Wykeham Room on the Gunn Library. Set against the backdrop of the 1870s Swedish-Norwegian Union this luminous story follows three generations of Swedish women--a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter--whose lives are linked through a century of great love and great loss. Resonating with truth and revelation, this moving novel deftly explores the often difficult but enduring ties between mothers and daughters, the sacrifices, compromises, and rewards in the relationships between men and women, and the patterns of emotion that repeat themselves through generations. If you have ever wanted to connect with the past, or rediscover family, Hanna's Daughters will strike a chord with you. The exhibit, Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants, will also be open for viewing in the Gunn Museum on the day of the book discussion. Participation in the book discussion and admission to the exhibit is free.