Please join Octavia Books via Zoom when Kate Moore, New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of THE RADIUM GIRLS, presents her new biography, THE WOMAN THEY COULD NOT SILENCE: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear another dark and dramatic but ultimately uplifting tale of a forgotten woman hero whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women's rights and exposed injustices that still resonate today.
To participate, register now using the "Register Now" button above or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kate-moore-the-woman-they-could-not-silence-registration-164218348501. You will receive instructions for joining the Zoom meeting through Eventbrite.
Please also show your support by treating yourself to a copy of THE WOMAN THEY COULD NOT SILENCE from Octavia Books at https://www.octaviabooks.com/book/9781492696728. Be one of the first 50 and you will also receive a stylized signed bookplate and a free WOMAN THEY COULD NOT SILENCE journal.
This Octavia Books event is slated to later be broadcast on C-SPAN book TV.
1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and outspokenness, her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her and makes a plan to put her back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum.
The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There are many rational women on her ward who tell the same story: they've been committed not because they need medical treatment, but to keep them in line—conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored.
No one is willing to fight for their freedom, and disenfranchised both by gender and the stigma of their supposed madness, they cannot possibly fight for themselves. But Elizabeth is about to discover that the merit of losing everything is that you then have nothing to lose...
Kate Moore is the award-winning author of The Radium Girls. A British writer based in London, she has published numerous Sunday Times bestsellers, writing across various genres including history, biography, true crime, gift and humor. She began her career in publishing after graduating from the University of Warwick and worked as an in-house editor at various publishing houses for over a decade, most recently as an editorial director of Penguin Random House, and now works full-time as an author, ghostwriter and book editor. She has written more than 15 books and her work has been translated into more than 12 languages.
To participate in the Zoom event, purchase THE WOMAN THEY COUNT NOT SILENCE here now. We will notify you by the event date with details for accessing the event on Zoom. (Includes a stylized signed bookplate and a free WOMAN THEY COULD NOT SILENCE journal for the first 50 persons.)
Please aslo treat yourself to THE RADIUM GIRLS.
For fans of Hidden Figures, comes the incredible true story of the women heroes who were exposed to radium in factories across the U.S. in the early 20th century, and their brave and groundbreaking battle to strengthen workers' rights, even as the fatal poison claimed their own lives...