Book Launch for Catharine, Queen of the Tumbling Waters

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Date(s) - 05/20/2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Come celebrate the book launch for Catharine, Queen of the Tumbling Waters, a historical novel written by Cynthia G. Neale. A revelatory, provocative true story of a Native American and French woman who lived and loved through the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. At the end of the American Revolution, when General John Sullivan marched through upstate New York destroying Iroquois villages, Catharine Montour heroically led her people safely to Fort Niagara in Canada.

In the 1700s, Queen Catharine’s peaceful village was in the Montour Falls area, near what is now called Havana Glen, so this is a poignant place to celebrate the story of this brave and unique Native American woman. The author will give a talk about her research and inspiration and her books will be for sale, as well as her other published books. There will be special music and refreshment. The event is being sponsored by the Schuyler County Historical Society and the Montour Falls Library.

Cynthia Neale is the author of The Irish Dresser, A Story of Hope during The Great Hunger (An Gorta Mor, 1845-1850); Hope in New York City, The Continuing Story of The Irish Dresser; Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th-Century New York; The Irish Milliner. Ms. Neale has also written a dessert and essay book, Pavlova in a Hat Box, Sweet Memories & Desserts. In addition to these works, Ms. Neale writes plays, screenplays, short stories, and essays. A screenplay, The Irish Dresser Series, adapted from her four novels is being pitched to producers. She holds a B.A. in Writing and Literature from Vermont College.

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