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Join us on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 @ 4 p.m. 

Book Title: “The Woman They Could Not Silence: The Shocking Story of a Woman Who Dared to Fight Back” by Kate Moore

Book Summary: Discover the powerful and untold true story of resilience, advocacy, and the fight for women's rights in The Woman They Could Not Silence by acclaimed author Kate Moore. This gripping and meticulously researched narrative shines a light on the remarkable journey of Elizabeth Packard, a pioneering woman whose indomitable spirit challenged the confines of her time.

In the mid-19th century, Elizabeth Packard found herself trapped in an unjust world, silenced by a society that deemed her opinions and intellect unworthy. Braving the confines of an oppressive mental asylum, Elizabeth defied all odds as she fought for her freedom and the rights of countless other women confined against their will. With relentless determination, she became a voice that resonated across the nation, igniting a movement for change.

The Woman They Could Not Silence is a triumphant tale of resilience, challenging the status quo, and the enduring power of the human spirit. Moore's meticulous research and rich historical detail bring Elizabeth Packard's story to life, painting a vivid portrait of a woman who defied society's expectations and paved the way for future generations.

Discussed By: Carol Ann Sackett, retired educator & co-president of the Clarence Book Review Club

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 @ 4 p.m.


Amherst Senior Center

370 John James Audubon Parkway

Amherst, NY 14228

RSVP required. You MUST reserve your seat for this event by 3 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024 by calling 716-636-3051. You will need to provide your name and phone number. If you call to reserve for more than one person, you must provide each person’s name and phone number.

*Suggested donation of $2 per person is greatly appreciated. Your donation helps Bistro Bookers continue to hold these reviews and donate back to our community literacy programs. Your donation also allows us to purchase the reviewer’s book if necessary and give them a gift for their time.

**Masks are encouraged at this time. Please make sure to bring yours just in case.

Save the Date for Future Bistro Book Reviews:

June 11, 2024 @ 4 p.m.

Bob Poczik will review the book “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese (foreword).

BistroBookers will then return in fall 2024.

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