On Sunday, August 17, at 4 pm, the Jacob Sears Memorial Library in East Dennis, MA, will host a talk and book-signing by New York Times bestselling author Chip Bishop. Mr. Bishop will discuss his new book Quentin and Flora, which recounts the compelling tale of Quentin Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt’s youngest son, and his secret fiancée, Flora Payne Whitney. The lives of Quentin and Flora intersect in Europe at the dawn of World War I after each has grown up in the public spotlight---he in the White House and she in the storied mansions of New York and Newport. Quentin and Flora reach beyond their families’ orbits to begin a searching adolescent companionship that evolves inexorably into a fairy tale romance, tortured by the danger of war and a vast ocean.
Published just in time for the centennial of the Great War, Quentin and Flora is a classic page-turner with lessons for today. Admission to the event is free and refreshments will be served.