Date(s) - 02/06/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Woodbridge Town Library
Swept away from a tiny agricultural village in Puerto Rico to a crowded snow-covered urban street in Hartford, Connecticut, on her wedding day in January 1952, Ana endured a long, painful struggle to establish her true identity as the daughter of a wealthy Puerto Rican sugarcane plantation owner. Ana Aurea is part gripping mystery, part loving memoir, crafted by her daughter Madelyn Colón, who captures both Hartford and Puerto Rico at a tumultuous time of economic and cultural change.
Madelyn Colón, Farmington resident, will share her experience of using Ancestry.com to unravel her family’s mysteries. Her research prompted her to write her mother’s story. Her completed book, published by a short-run independent press, is a loving memoir about race and class in Puerto Rico in the 1930’s.
Books will be for sale after the program!