"Books" piece with a review of "The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories," writ
"Books" piece with a review of "The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories," written by University of New England professor Elizabeth DeWolfe, and published by Kent State University Press. The true-crime story centers on Canadian-born Mary Bean, whose real name was Berengera Caswell. Caswell's body was found in a Saco stream in 1850. She had been working in the mills prior to her death, which was caused by a botched abortion. The book explores abortion, female economic independence, and pre-marital sex in the mid-19th century. DeWolfe will present a reading on March 6 at the University of New England in Portland. A related exhibit, "Murder, Mystery & the Mills: The Story of Mary Bean," is being presented at the Saco Museum through May 25.
Fulton, Deirdre, ""Books" piece with a review of "The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories," writ" (2008). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 3447.
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