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Down to the River

 Anne Whitney Pierce

Warwick’s presents
Anne Whitney Pierce
in conversation with Susannah Marren

Down to the River

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00pm PDT

Down to the River
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On Wednesday, June 8th at 4pm PDT Warwick's will host Anne Whitney Pierce as she discusses her new book, Down to the River, in conversation with Susannah Marren. Anne Whitney Pierce is a life-long Cantabrigian and the author of two books, Galaxy Girls: Wonder Women and Rain Line. While raising her three daughters, she taught writing in the WLP graduate Writing Program at Emerson College.

Down to the River is a family saga set in the late 1960s in Cambridge, Massachusetts against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Twin brothers, Nash and Remi Potts, have grown up as entitled, Harvard-educated, golden boys, heirs to an old, but dwindling family fortune. With the passage of time, the gold veneer of prosperity begins to chip away, and their lives begin to falter. We meet Remi and Nash in 1968, in their mid-forties and partners in a sporting goods store in Harvard Square. The twins' marriages are in trouble. Their youngest children, Chickie and Hen, are coming of age during the turbulent urban wilderness of the late 1960s  - school bomb threats, racial tensions, war protests and demonstrations at Harvard and beyond. With all hell breaking loose at home, and any semblance of "parenting" hanging ragged in the wind, the two cousins are left largely to their own devices. Suddenly freed from old rules and restrictions, they head out onto the streets of Cambridge, which become their concrete playground, tumbling headlong into a world of politics, sex, drugs, rock and roll.

Susannah Marren is the author of A Palm Beach Wife and the pseudonym for Susan Shapiro Barash, who has written over a dozen nonfiction books, including Tripping the Prom Queen, Toxic Friends, and You're Grounded Forever, But First Let's Go Shopping. For over twenty years she has taught gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College and has guest taught creative nonfiction at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in New York City.

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ISBN: 9781646031887
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Regal House Publishing - May 3rd, 2022