Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, will be our featured speaker to discuss her mother's final volume of letters and diary entries.

Against Wind and Tide is a collection of the previously unpublished diaries and letters of writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001) from between her 40th and her 80th birthdays. The material includes letters to her husband, aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, from 1947 until his death in 1974, as well as letters to her five children and to friends and acquaintances. In both the letters and the diary selections, Lindbergh addresses very personal concerns––marriage and childbearing, the struggle to balance a woman’s life and an artist’s work––and larger issues of the day, such as the devastation of Europe after World War II, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the conflicts in families and in the nation over the Vietnam War. The author often refers to her own readings in literature, philosophy, poetry, and religious thought, yet the meditative aspect of her writing is tempered by every day practicalities and a refreshingly sharp sense of humor.

About the Author

Reeve Lindbergh was born and raised in Connecticut, graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968, and then moved to Vermont, where she became a teacher, a writer, a mother and a grandmother. She has published a number of books for children and for adults, and has served on the boards of several organizations, including the Vermont State Library Board, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, and the Harry F. Guggenheim Foundation. Reeve lives on an old farm near St. Johnsbury Vermont with her husband, writer Nathaniel Tripp, enjoying visits from their shared family and caring for an assortment of animals.

All author programs will feature a book signing and refreshments. Books will be available for purchase at each event.

Save the dates for our Spring Author Series!

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).