AAUW-MWB is looking forward to welcoming Brookline author Rosie Sultan, who will be discussing her debut novel, Helen Keller in Love, on January 9th.
The Boston Globe review certainly makes us want to read the book:
“Ambitious. Sultan’s sensibility is consistently contemporary, a wise choice given Keller’s distinctly modern views. An advocate for women’s rights, an unapologetic socialist and fierce opponent to World War I, Keller exposed and challenged oppression and prejudice in all its myriad forms. Her voice in this novel is evocative of any current celebrity’s. She feels imprisoned by her reputation and her fans’ expectations of her, weary of being the meal ticket for her family, and harassed by the press. As much as she loves and needs Annie, she also chafes at their interdependence. And above all, she is unashamed of her own sexuality, eager to express it, and resentful of her mother and sister’s determination to keep her pure and caged within the confines of propriety…Sultan does a fine job of demonstrating how Keller navigates the world with just three senses.”
Rosie Sultan earned her MFA at Goddard College and won a PEN Discovery Award for fiction. A former fellow at the Virginia Center for the Arts, she has taught writing at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts, and Suffolk University. She lives with her husband and son in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Copies of Helen Keller in Love will be available for purchase and signing. The meeting is on January 9, 2013, at 7PM at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street, in Melrose, MA 02176.