Penguin Bookshop Writer's Series: An Evening with Tracey Enerson Wood

Penguin Bookshop Writers Series:
An Evening with Tracey Enerson Wood

Thursday, September 26, 2024
7:00 p.m.

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

We are pleased to welcome internationally bestselling author Tracey Enerson Wood to the shop for an event to celebrate the release of her latest book, Katharine, The Wright Sister.  Tracey will discuss and answer questions about her book, and will be available to sign copies for attendees. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

TRACEY ENERSON WOOD is a published playwright whose family is steeped in military tradition. Katharine, the Wright Sister is her fourth novel.

ABOUT KATHARINE, THE WRIGHT SISTER

She helped her brothers soar… but was the flight worth the fall?

It all started with two boys and a bicycle shop. Wilbur and Orville Wright, both unsuited to college and disinclined to leave home, jumped on the popular new fad of bicycle riding and opened a shop in Dayton, Ohio. Repairing and selling soon led to tinkering and building as the brothers offered improved models to their eager customers. Amid their success, a new dream began to take shape. Engineers across the world were puzzling over how to build a powered flying machine—and Wilbur and Orville wanted in on the challenge. But their younger sister, Katharine, knew they couldn't do it without her. The three siblings made a pact: the three of them would solve the problem of human flight.

 As her brothers obsessed over blueprints and risked life and limb testing new models on the sand beaches of North Carolina, Katharine became the mastermind behind the scenes of their inventions. She sourced materials, managed communications, and kept Wilbur and Orville focused on their goal—even when it seemed hopeless. And in 1903, the Wright brothers made the first controlled, sustained flight of humankind.

What followed was the kind of fame and fortune the Wrights had never imagined. The siblings traveled the world to demonstrate their invention, trained other pilots, and built new machines that could fly higher and farther. But at the height of their success, tragedy wrenched the Wright family apart… and forced Katharine to make an impossible choice that would haunt her for the rest of her life.

 From internationally bestselling author Tracey Enerson Wood, Katharine, the Wright Sister is an unforgettable novel that shines a spotlight on one of the most important and overlooked women in history, and the sacrifices she made so that others might fly.

 
Katharine, the Wright Sister: A Novel By Tracey Enerson Wood Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781728257877
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - September 10th, 2024

Event address: 
Penguin Bookshop
417 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
Event date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 7:00pm