Known for her books about gardening and women, local author, Emily Herring Wilson, combines that expertise in an exploration of the most formative period in the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. “The Three Graces,” as FDR called Eleanor, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook, built a friendship, a cottage on Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park, and a community for progressive women of the time period, heavily influencing each other both personally and politically.The Three Graces of Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, and Nancy Cook in the Place They Made Their Own delves into the formative years of Eleanor Roosevelt's life, showing us how she became the strong political figure we remember her for today. Wilson joins us September 21 at 7 pm to share with us the strong female friendships that shaped her political and personal life.'
Margaret Maron, author of Take Out, will be introducing Emily Herring Wilson.
The Three Graces of Val-Kill changes the way we think about Eleanor Roosevelt. Emily Wilson examines what she calls the most formative period in Roosevelt's life, from 1922 to 1936, when she cultivated an intimate friendship with Marion Dickerman and Nancy Cook, who helped her build a cottage on the Val-Kill Creek in Hyde Park on the Roosevelt family land.