In the book spotlight is... Dear Abigail by Diane Jacobs
A Spirited Portrait of Three Pioneering Sisters
Diane Jacobs explores a famous family's activism in Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters. On shelves just in time for Women's History Month, this intriguing joint biography follows Abigail Adams, the wife of President John Adams, and her two sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody. Jacobs draws heavily on their lively correspondence to paint a picture of the three women, who shared progressive ideas in early America. From serving as mayor and establishing the second coeducational school in U.S. history to taking charge of a vital family farm, these women have independent stories that shine.