Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bootleg Alley to host book signing by local author Carole Emma Mathewson

Christmas Eve book signing by author of "The Hostess of Providence" offers opportunity for last minute gift giving

     For those looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, local writer Carole Emma Mathewson will be available from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, to sign copies of her one-woman, one-act play "The Hostess of Providence."  The signing will take place at Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art, 520 W. Main Street, Payson
    Priced at only $6, the setting of the play is Providence, Rhode Island, in the year 1703.  The play's narrator is a seventeenth-century ancestor of Mathewson. 
     Written in 1985, Mathewson presented the play on stage at the time, when subscribers to her then genealogical publication gathered in California, from throughout the United States.  The recently published book is a revision of the original work. 
    In the play, the narrator tells of life in Providence in the 1600s.  She speaks of her children, of Providence founder Roger Williams and of local Indians.
    The book, which is also available at Todd's Books, can be found online as a Kindle Edition through, where it is priced at 99 cents.

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