Author to Discuss Harriet Tubman Novel at Library

On Thursday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m., in the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library, author Beverly Lowry will discuss her book Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life. Lowry is the author of six novels and the nonfiction works Crossed Over and Her Dream of Dreams. The recipient of the 2007 Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award, Lowry teaches at George Mason University. Her latest novel has been called “an astonishing re-imagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman, the ‘Moses of Her People.’”

The library invited Lowry to speak as part of One Maryland One Book, the program in which people all across the state read and discuss the same book. This year’s One Maryland One Book selection is James McBride’s Song Yet Sung, a fictionalized account of the Underground Railroad on the Eastern Shore. Both Lowry’s book and McBride’s are available for check out at the library. For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit

One Maryland One Book is a program of the Maryland Center for the Book at the Maryland Humanities Council. It is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Library Services and Technology Act grant funds, through the Division of Library Development & Services, Maryland State Department of Education; Bank of America Foundation; Verizon; Constellation Energy; and Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. One Maryland One Book is coordinated by the Maryland Center for the Book, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council, in partnership with Enoch Pratt Free Library and Barnes & Noble.
For more information visit the Md. Humanities Council’s website at