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Mount Auburn Book Club: What is Visible by Kimberly Elkins
We will read a literary novel based on the true-life story of Laura Bridgman, the first deaf and blind person who learned language. A major character in What is Visible (2014) by Kimberly Elkins is Samuel Gridley Howe, founder of the Perkins institute, who is buried on Spruce Avenue.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided. Free.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.