VIRTUAL: Laura Thompson at the Hudson Library [2/19]

The Hudson Library will be hosting Laura Thompson on February 19th at 1pm. Thompson will be discussing her book Heiresses.

*Note: this is a virtual event and you need to register to join. If you'd like to register, please click here.


Before the 20th century a wife’s inheritance was the property of her husband, making her vulnerable to kidnap, forced marriages, even confinement in an asylum. In modern times, heiresses fell victim to fortune-hunters who squandered their millions. As she tells the stories of these women, Thompson also looks at the bigger picture: the relationship between women and their wealth and the wider movement toward female equality.

Event date: 
Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
96 Library St.
Hudson, OH 44236
Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250202734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 15th, 2022

New York Times bestselling author Laura Thompson returns with Heiresses, a fascinating look at the lives of heiresses throughout history and the often tragic truth beneath the gilded surface.