Garden Club members who remember the wonderful Margery Heffron, who died all too soon in 2011, will be pleased to know that her biography of Louisa Catherine Adams, that she worked on for more than 30 years, has been published by Yale University Press. It has been greeted by glowing reviews in the New Yorker and in the both the daily and the Sunday New York Times, where it landed a spot on the coveted front page. A review in the New York Review of Books is due out soon. It is exceedingly rare and a great honor for a book by an unknown author and an “independent scholar” to receive this kind of attention.
On Tuesday, June 3, at 7 PM the Water Street Bookstore is hosting an event celebrating Margery’s achievement, “Two Admirable Women: Louisa Catherine Adams and her Biographer, the late Margery Heffron, Exeter Resident.”