• May 18, 2018
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Coach House Studios, Wirksworth Marketplace DE4 4ET

Across America and Back – Retracing My Great-grandparents’ Remarkable Journey

Wirksworth resident Mary Ann Hooper talks about her new book

After unearthing her great-grandparents’ diaries, Mary Ann Hooper set out on a journey to retrace their 1871 trip across the United States on the newly opened Transcontinental Railroad – via Chicago, just destroyed by the Great Fire, then across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains to the Golden City of San Francisco.

Filled with rich details of time, place, and culture, Mary Ann’s compelling narrative is both a re-creation of a family journey and a thoughtful account of how the American West has changed over the last 150 years.

Mary Ann’s presentation will include talking about her book and a slideshow with illustrations from the book and photos from her recent book signing tour in California, Nevada and Utah, followed by refreshments. Her book  will be available to buy and she will be happy to sign copies.

Wine and Nibbles

Tickets £5 from TraidLinks on the Wirksworth Marketplace. 01629 824393

Comments (1)

  • Kay Mathur

    Hi Mary Ann, it’s in my diary, looking forward to hearing all about your journey.

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