40 women writers on “the day my life changed”

alice hoffman   Rosie's Place logo

Author Alice Hoffman asked 40 women writers with a connection to Boston and/or New England to pen 40 words on “the day my life changed” in support of the 40th anniversary of Rosie’s Place, a women’s shelter in Boston. 

Today’s Boston Globe is highlighted by the contributions of 40 women writers inspired by the work of Rosie’s Place, the first women’s shelter in the U.S. when it opened in 1974. One of ReadHerLikeAnOpenBook’s favorite writers, Elizabeth Graver, participated, as did some other authors you might be familiar with: Elizabeth Strout, Jodi Picoult, Julia Alvarez, Susan Orlean, Anita Diamant, Jill McCorkle, Sue Miller, Elizabeth Berg, Lois Lowry, Madeline Miller, Anita Shreve, and Claire Messud. And that’s just a sampling.

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You can learn more about Rosie’s Place here: http://www.rosiesplace.org/


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