12:10 – 1:00 at St. Peter’s Parish Hall
About the author
Mary Calvi is a 12-time New York Emmy Award-winning journalist and national anchor. Her in-depth research for her debut book, Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love, is the basis of a Smithsonian Channel documentary. She lives in Yonkers, New York.
MFOB featured book: If a Poem Could Live and Breathe
A fact-based romantic speculative novel about Teddy Roosevelt’s first love, If a Poem Could Live and Breathe, is studded with the real love letters — many of them never-before published — between a young Theodore Roosevelt and Boston beauty Alice Lee. It makes vivid what many historians believe to be the pivotal years that made the future president into the man of action that defined his political life and cemented his legacy