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Sally Cabot Gunning lives with her husband in Brewster on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island and a lifelong resident of New England, she is active in the local historical society and creates tours that showcase the three-hundred-year history of her village. Gunning came to fiction writing at a young age, driven to it in desperation one rainy day when she ran out of books. She later authored a popular mystery series set on Cape Cod, but when she began to weave the Cape’s rich history into her stories she found herself hooked; she turned her focus to digging out the back story to the history that we thought we knew but didn’t and giving it a human face. This resulted in four critically acclaimed historical n ...more

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A lovely advance review from one of my favorite authors:

“Well researched and beautifully written, this captivating novel tells the remarkable story of Thomas Jefferson’s daughter caught up in two families’ secrets. Highly recommended.”

Paulette Jiles, New York Times bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women

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Historical Tour based on The Widow's War
August 18, 2016 01:00PM
Brewster Information Center, 2198 Main Street, Brewster, MA, US

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Author Appearance at Dream Days Cape Cod Museum of Art
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Cape Cod Museum of Art , 60 Hope Street, Dennis, MA, US

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Author appearance, September 03, 2016 10:00AM
Brewster Bookstore, 2648 Main St., Brewster, MA, US

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Book signing - Monticello: A Daughter and Her Father

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“There are some wives who require but a sentence. There are some who require a book. You, Miss Clarke, would require volumes.”
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“There is nothing so attractive in a woman as a mind thirsty after knowledge and capable of receiving it.”
Sally Cabot Gunning, Benjamin Franklin's Bastard

“Otis, at last, removed his eyes from Jane. "All very well, my friend, but I must side with Miss Clarke here. The soldiers in this town have been treated abominably."

The table went still.

Otis went on. "Admit it, Freeman. Mud throwing and name-calling are one thing, but the courts - any flimsy charge against a soldier upheld, outrageous fines put down - criminal! The law must not be conscripted to serve one particular cause. To lost the law is to lose the fight."

"With respect, sir," Nate said, "I say when a people are under an illegal occupation they must fight with what they've got to hand."

Aunt Gill said, "And what have we got to hand but a few stories in the paper?"

Jane looked at her aunt in surprise. Another we.

"We have the people, Aunt," Nate answered her. "Thirty thousand from all the outlying towns, ready to march at a minute's notice, and all it takes to call them is a flaming barrel of pitch on the beacon hill.”
Sally Cabot Gunning, The Rebellion of Jane Clarke

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