Author Elizabeth Letts plans to join the Auburn Public Library via Zoom at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15 to talk about her book, “The Ride of Her Life: the True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last- Chance Journey Across America.”
The main character, Annie Wilkins, was from Minot, according to a press release from Donna Wallace, the library’s adult services manager.
In 1954, Annie was 63, an unlucky farmer. She had lost her farm to foreclosure and her doctor had given her two years to live. Instead of taking the place offered to her in the county charity house, she decided to try to fulfill her lifelong dream of seeing the Pacific Ocean by riding there on horseback.
Annie’s journey has taken her through towns and cities for nearly two years.
In her research for the book, which also took about two years, Letts visited local libraries and historical societies in the towns Annie passed through. She will share her journey in researching and writing this book.
To register or for more information, visit auburnpubliclibrary.org or call the referral desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4. People must leave an email address when registering as the Zoom link for this program will be emailed on the day of the program, November 15th.
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