Join Twin Cities alumni for a book talk and breakfast with Kathleen Osborne Vellenga '59

7:30 AM  - 9:00 AM
Thursday Dec 12, 2013
Hall of Fame Room, Leonard Center athletic & wellness complex

Join the Mac community for a discussion with Kathleen Osborne Vellenga '59 about her new novel, Strangers in our Midst. Kathleen is a former legislator, an active volunteer, and an advocate for children and their families who has recently published her first (but not her last!) novel. She will share her observations about the writing process and read from the book.

Park in the convenient lot just south of the Leonard Center
Continental breakfast provided

If you plan to attend, please contact the Alumni Office at to RSVP.

Two young women learning to survive in their own worlds are forced to confront even greater challenges when those worlds collide. Elisabeth, a passenger on the Mayflower, and Attitash, a young Wampanoag, discover differences in their core beliefs—but also a common humanity. As they learn to trust each other, their covert friendship forestalls starvation but can’t overcome the distrust that’s widespread in both cultures. In time accusations of witchcraft and betrayal threaten their friendship and the survival of both societies. Strangers in Our Midst reimagines a critical moment in our continent’s history, remaining faithful to the historical record while avoiding both stereotypes and finger-pointing. It describes a time when love, trust, and understanding struggled to overcome cruelty, hardship, and deception in all societies—and it does so with great imagination.


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