Announcing our March 2016 book pick, The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor
To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Amnesty International Book Club is thrilled to announce our March 2016 novel, which showcases a strong female protagonist and takes the reader on a journey to early pioneer days. A fictional story based upon the real history of Charlotte Taylor, you will encounter not only her struggles, but her triumphs and strengths.
Ann Walmsley, award winning journalist and author of The Prison Book Club will lead a conversation on her book club selection, The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Amnesty International Canadian Media Awards winning author, Sally Armstrong.
Through our March selection, you will live in the front row of history. In 1775, at the young age of twenty, Charlotte flees her English country house and boards a ship to Jamaica with her lover, the family’s black butler. Soon after reaching shore, Charlotte’s lover dies of yellow fever, leaving her alone and pregnant in Jamaica.
Using a seamless blend of fact and fiction, Charlotte Taylor’s great-great-greatgranddaughter, Sally Armstrong, reclaims the life of a dauntless and unusual woman and delivers living history with all the drama and sweep of a novel.
The discussion guide will be sent out in early March. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.