We are excited to offer signed copies of Poetic License, a memoir by local writer, Gretchen Cherington, that will be published on August 4, 2020.
At age forty, with two growing children and a recently founded consulting company, Gretchen Cherington, daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Eberhart, faced a dilemma: Should she protect her parents' well-crafted family myths while continuing to silence her own voice? Or was it time to challenge those myths and speak her truth?
In this powerful memoir, aided by her father's extensive archives at Dartmouth College and interviews with some of her father's best friends, Cherington candidly and courageously retraces her past to make sense of her father's treatment of her.
From the women's movement of the '60s and the back-to-the-land movement of the '70s to Cherington's consulting work through three decades with powerful executives to her eventual decision to speak publicly in the formative months of #MeToo, Poetic License is one woman's story of speaking truth in a world where, too often, men still call the shots.
If you would like a personalized signed copy, please note in the comments line of the order how you would like the author to sign the book. And stay tuned for the date of a reading from Poetic License in Norwich...
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's daughter confronts her family's myths and her beloved father's betrayals while finding her voice and establishing a legacy as a trusted consultant to executives.