Watermark Books & Cafe is pleased to welcome Tom Mach for a book signing for "Angels at Sunset."
The novel begins in 1920 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where Jessica Radford listens to the very first radio broadcast on KDKA, which broadcasts the presidential election returns. Because of the passage of the 19th Amendment, this is the first time she has ever voted. Many years earlier, she advocated against slavery and pushed for equal rights of the freed slaves. Later, she joined Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and other suffragists–not only for the right to vote but for other rights women ought to have, such as the right to speak in public, the right to have a profession, the right to have property and the right to her own children if she got divorced, as well as many, many other rights denied to them simply because they were women. It was a hard-fought struggle and Jessica relives it as she reads her a biography that her daughter had written about her. AND–all the while, unknown to her, a man is planning to kill her. How will it end?
Tom Mach is the author of two previous historical novels representing the first two books of the Jessica Radford trilogy—Sissy! and All Parts Together. Both have won awards and both were voted by the Kansas State Library as being among the 150 best books of Kansas in 2011. Mach is also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Angels at Sunset is the third book of the Jessica Radford trilogy and its foreword was written by the great-great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.