Appledore Books Newsletter
October 2007
Tahirih Unveiled About Persian Martyr
Added to Appledore Books Site

Julia Olderís 10th book of poetry Tahirih Unveiled, published by Turning Point Books, now is also available through Appledore Books.

A strong, narrative poem about the life of Tahirih of Persia, this novel in verse, as itís been called, tells the true story of a courageous Mullahís daughter known as the first woman who fought for the emancipation of women.

A detailed description of Tahirih Unveiled and the fascinating story behind the book cover is located at

Maine Women Writers Collection
National Literary Landmark

Founded in 1959 and named a National Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries USA, Maine Women Writers Collection continues to expand as a pre-eminent literary resource for the country.

Prized book editions, manuscripts, letters, photographs, artifacts, audio recordings and other works by women writers who have significant connection to Maine are collected here at the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Authors whose works are stored for public research include May Sarton, Rachel Carson, Celia Thaxter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Helen Nearing, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Josephine Peary, Sarah Orne Jewett, Louise Bogan and many others.

Recent book additions to the Collection include This Desired Place; The Isles of Shoals, The Island Queen; Celia Thaxter of the Isles of Shoals, Hermaphroditus in America, Tahirih Unveiled, and others by Julia Older.

Older was guest speaker at Maine Women Writers Collection Oct. 4, 2007.

Julia Older at Gibsonís
On Thursday November 29, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. in Gibsonís Bookstore in Concord, NH, Julia Older will read prose and poetry from her two new books this year — This Desired Place; The Isles of Shoals, a lively, deeply researched historical novel of 17th century life on the Shoals and northern New England, plus Tahirih Unveiled, a compact booklength poem about the life and death of Tahirih of Persia.

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