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Kate Braestrup at the Maine Women's Expo - Thompson's Point!

Submitted by Emily on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:24pm

Sunday, November 5, 2:00PM
Maine Women’s Expo at Thompson’s Point!
Book-signing to follow

More information and tickets to the expo:

Maine author Kate Braestrup comes to the Maine Women’s Expo at Thompson’s Point to discuss her work, including ANCHOR AND FLARES, MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY and HERE IF YOU NEED ME: A TRUE STORY.

ANCHOR AND FLARES: Kate Braestrup's life was transformed by the loss of her husband; now Kate faces the possibility that she may lose her son.  As a young mother Kate Braestrup discovered the fierce protectiveness that accompanies parenthood. In the intervening years -- through mourning her husband and the joy of remarriage and a blended family -- Kate has absorbed the rewards and complications of that spirit.  But when her eldest son joins the Marines, Kate is at a crossroads: Can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family's legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child's independence with the fear of letting go?  Inspired by the families she meets as a chaplain and by her son's journey, Kate examines the twinned emotions of faith and fear, and learns that the threats we can't predict are the ones that rip us apart -- and knit us together.

MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY: In her award-winning memoir Here If You Need Me, Kate Braestrup won the hearts of readers across the country with her deeply moving and deftly humorous stories of faith, hope and family. Now, with her inimitable voice and generous spirit, she turns her attention to the subjects of love and commitment in MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY. As a minister, Kate Braestrup regularly performs weddings. She has also, at 44, been married twice and widowed once, and accordingly has much to say about life after "the ceremony.” From helping a newlywed couple make amends after their first fight to preparing herself for her second marriage, Braestrup offers her insights and experiences on what it truly means to share your life with someone, from the first kiss to the last straw, for better or for worse. Part memoir, part observation of modern marriage, and part meditation on the roles of God and love in our everyday lives, MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY is a unique and unforgettable look into why, and how, we love each other, and proves yet again why Kate Braestrup's writing is "inspirational in the best sense" (New York Daily News).

HERE IF YOU NEED ME: A TRUE STORY:  HERE IF YOU NEED ME is the story Kate Braestrup's remarkable journey from grief to faith to happiness - as she holds her family together in the wake of her husband's death, pursues his dream of becoming a minister, and ultimately finds her calling as a chaplain to search-and-rescue workers. It is dramatic, funny, deeply moving, and simply unforgettable--an uplifting account of finding God through helping others, and of the small miracles that happen every day when a heart is grateful and love is restored.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Thompson's Point
Portland, ME 04101