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The Family Roe: An American Story, with Joshua Prager
September 19, 2022 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Investigative Journalist Joshua Prager for a talk on his deeply researched book, The Family Roe: An American Story. The book, which was named a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize, offers extraordinary insight into the Supreme Court’s most divisive case and its plaintiff, Norma McCorvey. The Family Roe is an engrossing family saga that confronts a half-century of propaganda and myth. Prager spent years with Norma; discovered her personal papers, a previously unseen trove; and witnessed her final moments. He also found the unknown Roe baby, Shelley Thornton, whose conception occasioned the lawsuit. Hailed by critics on both sides of the debate, Prager’s astonishing book helps us to look with honest eyes at the five decades of struggle that brought us to where we are today.
This program is presented by Morrill Memorial Library and Newton Free Library in partnership with Robbins Library and other local libraries.