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Luncheon with Area Author, Shelley Emling
Meet science writer and The Fossil Hunter author Shelly Emling who will be at Terra Tea Salon to talk about her latest book, "Marie Curie and Her Daughters", Thursday, August 30, 12:30-2:00 pm. Terra Tea Salon is located in the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair.
Emling's new work reveals a hidden side of the life of two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, co-discoverer of radioactivity and the first to use it as an experimental treatment for cancer. Her plainly told tale shows Curie as she struggles to balance her passion for discovery and arduous work as a scientist after the death of her husband and collaborator Pierreas with the equally challenging task of raising two daughters.
Drawing on newly available letters between Marie and her daughters, and extensive interviews with Marie's granddaughter, Helene Langevin-Joliot, Emling shows Marie as a loving, if often absent, mother who encouraged her daughters to pursue their own ideas and passions. Her older daughter, Irene, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1935 for her work with her husband, Frederic, in developing synthetic radioactivity; Marie's younger daughter, Eve, had a flourishing career as an international journalist and humanitarian who in later life worked with UNICEF.
In this admiring family tale, Emling also reveals for the first time the key role American journalist Missy Meloney played in first bringing Marie Curie on her first trip to America, where she was received by adoring crowds, and then helping spearhead campaigns to raise much needed money to support Marie's work.
SHELLEY EMLING has been a journalist for twenty years and her work, including science articles, has previously appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Huffington Post, FoxNews.com, Beliefnet.com, The Christian Science Monitor, and the International Herald Tribune. Until last year, she was based in London, UK, where she covered Europe for six years for Cox Newspapers, a chain of 17 daily newspapers across the United States that includes The Atlanta Journal Constitution. She launched one of the first blogs for The International Herald Tribune, called Raising the Roof. She is currently the editor of AOL Montclair Patch. She lives in Montclair, NJ.
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|Where||Terra Tea and Fair Trade at the Isabel Rose Cafe 50 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 (MONTCLAIR PUBLIC LIBRARY)|
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|Time||12:30 pm–2:00 pm|
More About Terra Tea and Fair Trade at the Isabel Rose Cafe
Terra Tea and Fair Trade at the Isabel Rose Cafe is at the Montclair Public Library. The business is run by a Montclair mother who is concerned with the environment, supports local farmers through their indoor farmer's market and helps a number of schools and other institutions with shopping fundraisers. This small store offers a variety of organic, fair trade and locally grown products, and provides services such as elevenses (breakfast snacks), lunch and afternoon tea. Terra Tea and Fair Trade at the Isabel Rose Cafe additionally hosts films, tea tastings, fair trade presentations and healthy living events.
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