Bestselling Author Monica Wood

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Writer Monica Wood.

Writer Monica Wood.

Monica Wood, author of a popular memoir about growing up in a small Maine town in the early 1960s, reads from and discusses When We Were the Kennedys  at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in Olin Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Admission is open to the public at no cost, but tickets are required — please visit The event is sponsored by the Office of the President with support from the Dean of the Faculty’s and Dean of Students’ offices. For more information, please call 207-786-6067.

When We Were the Kennedys (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) is the story of how a family, a town and then a nation mourn and find the strength to move on. Living in Mexico, Maine, in 1963, the Wood family is much like its close neighbors, Catholics and immigrants dependent on the fathers’ wages from the Oxford Paper Company.

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