Author, Elizabeth Slade Book Launch

Forbes Library, 120 West Street, Northampton (20 West St, Northampton MA 01060)


Author Elizabeth G. Slade will release her latest novel, "Momentum: Montessori, a Life in Motion," on August 31, 2023, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Forbes Library at 20 West Street in Northampton, MA. The event is open to the public. Momentum is a captivating historical fiction novel offering a glimpse into the life of a remarkable woman, Dr. Maria Montessori. From an early age, Maria defied societal norms, becoming one of the first female doctors in Italy and revolutionizing education with a method that spread worldwide. Told from Maria’s perspective and written directly to her son, Mario, to illuminate a complicated inheritance, the novel explores how she came to send her son—born out of wedlock in 1898—to be raised by others while she concentrated on her work. Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife” calls Momentum, “Simply brilliant--no, complexly brilliant. I have never read a more absorbing, unflinching, intense embodiment of biographical fiction.”