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Literary Festival: Marie Benoît | Mercyhurst University

A lawyer with over 10 years of experience as a litigator at two of the nation’s largest law firms, Marie Benedict found her calling unearthing the hidden historical stories of women. Its mission is to extract the most important, complex and fascinating women in history from the past and bring them to the light of the present, where readers can perceive the extent of their contributions as well as the insights they bring to today’s problems.

She’s embarked on a new thematic series of historical novels with “The Other Einstein,” which tells the story of Albert Einstein’s first wife, a physicist herself, and the role she might have played in his theories. The next novel in this series is USA Today’s bestseller “Carnegie’s Maid,” followed by the New York Times and Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick bestseller “The Only Woman in the Room,” the story of the brilliant inventor Hedy Lamarr.

Other Benedict novels include the international bestseller ‘Lady Clementine’, the story of Clementine Churchill; “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie”, her first book co-authored with Victoria Christopher Murray; “The personal librarian;” and her latest novel, “Her Hidden Genius,” about British scientist Rosalind Franklin who discovered the structure of DNA.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Roessner at 814-824-2136 or [email protected]

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