2019 LOWELL READS
Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood by Maureen StantonBody Leaping Backward is the haunting and beautifully drawn story of a self-destructive girlhood, of a town and a nation overwhelmed in a time of change, and of how life-altering a glimpse of a world bigger than the one we come from can be. About the Author: Maureen Stanton is the author of Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019), and Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider’s Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting (Penguin 2012), winner of a Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction. She teaches creative writing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Lowell Reads 2019 – Journey to a Better You September is National Recovery Month. Given the powerful journey of redemption, acceptance and forgiveness told in our book selection Body Leaping Backward we’ll be offering activities to help you accept and enjoy your journey. Our aim is also to provide you opportunities to continue learning and growing in wellness. We invite you to explore and participate in our activities to help us all become a more mindful, healthy and satisfied community.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
READ THE BOOK
DISCUSS THE BOOKStart a book discussion of your own with your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers. Or come to the Non-Fiction Book Club discussion on September 5 @ 6:30PM in the Pollard Library ground floor meeting room.
ATTEND AN EVENT
- All events are FREE to attend
- EVENTS run from August 29th until September 26th.
- The book’s content and events are for readers of all ages!