11/30/2019 - 10:45am to 12:00pm
Meet acclaimed Kelli Estes reading from Today We Go Home at Longdrop Cider Company. Street parking nearby! With Today We Go Home, the bestselling author of The Girl Who Wrote In Silk returns with another fascinating dual time period novel, in which a modern female soldier discovers a diary of a woman who fought in the American Civil War disguised as a man. Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest or conducting a dusty patrol in Afghanistan. But all of that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held dear. Soon after, Larkin discovers an unexpected treasure--the diary of Emily Wilson, a young woman who disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union in the Civil War. As Larkin struggles to heal, she finds herself drawn deeply into Emily's life and the secrets she kept. 1861: The only thing more dangerous to Emily Wilson than a rebel soldier is the risk of her own comrades in the Union Army discovering her secret. But in the minds of her fellow soldiers, if it dresses like a man, swears like a man, and shoots like a man, it must be a man. As the war marches on and takes its terrible toll, Emily begins to question everything she thought she was fighting for.
11/30/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
"Illuminating, sympathetic and deeply human, Today We Go Home shines a much-needed light on the brave, bold women of all eras whose military service puts even more than their lives on the line." —Greer Macallister, USA Today bestselling author. "Pairing the dual narratives of Larkin and Emily, Estes relates the hardships faced by women who serve in the military...Based on the real-life stories of women who served, this is an excellent read and highly recommended." —Booklist Kelli Estes, author of the acclaimed novel The Girl Who Wrote In Silk, signs newly released Today We Go Home which weaves together the experiences of a woman in the modern military and a woman who fought, disguised as a man, in the American Civil War.