• September 13
  • Gibson's Bookstore, Concord
  • September 13, 2017
  • Category: Book Readings

Event Details

  • September 13, 2017
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Sharon Dunn shares Under a Dark Eye: A Family Story as she unravels the mystery of her father, who began a one-man business in Penacook in 1952, which Sharon and her brother Mike Dunn transformed into a national business and local employer, Duncraft. Dunn, like a detective, traces the lives of her father and mother through photographs, letters, a child’s drawings, bits of conversations, memories, dreams, and myriad online archives. The memoir touches on immigration, Wall Street and the Depression of the 1930’s, the psychological effects of war, women in medicine, entrepreneurship and family dysfunction. Includes over fifty photographs as well as poems. The family settled in Concord in 1948 because Dr. Gladys Ward-Dunn, a psychiatrist, took a position at the then New Hampshire State Hospital.