CANCELED - Author Wendy Ribeiro - Killing the Jackass

Monday, December 57:30—8:30 PMLibrary Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, 02494

Author Wendy Ribeiro - Killing the Jackass

On December 5, 2022, Wendy Ribeiro, Needham native, NHS class of '82, will be reading from her novel, Killing the Jackass. The novel is a fictional memoir based on her personal experiences living in Brazil.

Cindy has been waiting her whole life to move to Brazil. She and her husband, Jon, have bought a farm and home in the city where Jon grew up. She believes that they are ready to make the move. Shortly after they arrive, Cindy realizes that they do not have the money to continue. They need to sell the house and farm. They find a farm, further away, in a rural community, where the cost of living is more affordable. Jon is now in the throes of a midlife crisis, and he impregnates a neighbor’s daughter. Shattered, Cindy struggles to find the strength to hold on to her children and break free from her husband. Cindy herself battles against her addictions and insecurities, and forges ahead to find her true self.

This talk is sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.  Books will be available for purchase and autographing as the conclusion of the talk. Refreshments will be served.