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Author event with Antonia Deignan

Join us for a talk and signing with author Tuni Deignan, who will discuss her poignant new book Underwater Daughter: A Memoir of Survival and Healing.

Tuni Deignan spent most of her life using a whole host of coping mechanisms to avoid facing the trauma of her childhood: a sexually abusive father and a mother who seemed helpless to stop him. But when a bike accident rendered her immobile and dependent on narcotics at age fifty-five, she finally sat down to unwind and understand the circus of her life--a journey that led her to a place of understanding, peace, and even joy.

"Deignan's writing style is courageously confessional and creatively descriptive . . . An elegantly written and harrowing remembrance of the long-lasting impact of childhood trauma" --Kirkus Reviews

Antonia Deignan is a mother of five children by choice, a dancer by calling, and a writer by necessity. She was born on the East Coast but spent most of her life in the Midwest, where she danced with multiple dance companies and raised her children. She opened her own dance studio and directed a pre-professional dance company before a bike accident wish-boned her path, and her identity. Her work has been published in print magazines and online. Now retired, she resides in a beloved island home in Martha's Vineyard, where she continues to be inspired and write. This is her first book.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
23 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Underwater Daughter: A Memoir of Survival and Healing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647424220
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - May 2nd, 2023