Historic LoDo: Dorothy Wickenden will present a slide show and sign the new paperback edition of her bestselling book Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West (Scribner). In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, bored by society luncheons, charity work, and the effete men who courted them, left their families in New York, to teach school in the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Nearly a hundred years later, Wickenden, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff, found the teachers’ buoyant letters home, which captured the voices of the pioneer women, the children, and other unforgettable people the women got to know. In reconstructing their journey, Wickenden has created an exhilarating saga about two intrepid women and the “settling up” of the West.
Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com
Monday, July 2, 2012 - 7:30pm
1628 16th St.