Join us as we welcome Rosalind Spitzer to talk about her new novel, Anna's Home, an historical novel partially based in Tacoma! A young Swedish-American must choose between her loving family and teaching career in Minnesota and the pioneer minister she loves in remote Washington Territories. Drawing on real-life letters and journals and additional research, Anna’s Home depicts the richly detailed challenges of immigrant families in late nineteenth-century America. Much of the novel takes place in Tacoma from 1884-1886, during the time of the Chinese expulsion, and is based on the author's great grandfather Gustaf Anderson, the first Swedish Lutheran minister in Tacoma.
Rosalind Spitzer’s degrees in English from Pacific Lutheran University (BA) and the University of Washington (MA) prepared her for a career in education and an avocation in writing. She lives with her husband Richard in rural Whatcom County, where, when not at the computer, she can usually be found in the garden.