Monday, August 30, 2010

Speaking Volumes Selection for September: The Wet Nurse's Tale

As the days shorten, it feels like the time to curl up with a great book lengthens. This September as we continue our sixth year of our newspapers’ signature book club, Speaking Volumes, we choose a book that looks at the daring choices women made in the past. “The Wet Nurse’s Tale” by North Carolina native Erica Eisdorfer is a story of intrigue and romance set in the midst of Victorian England.

The main character jumps off the page in a sort of “Upstairs/Downstairs” type of saga which keeps you on the edge of your seat. After tragedy befalls Susan Rose, she is forced to become a wet nurse for a wealthy family. Soon she finds more trouble but it’s Rose’s plucky character and resolve to reunite her family that keeps her going. Rose is a character you won’t soon forget.

Meet the author
Join us on Sept. 27 at 7 PM at Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place Mall to discuss this exciting new book, now in paperback, with the book’s author Erica Eisdorfer. The Duke grad discusses her debut novel and the writing life. Please RSVP by e-mailing us at

Happy reading!

Alison Woo

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