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Beyond the Book: Ahab’s Wife, Or the Stargazer

March 28, 6:30pm8pm.
$15; Free for Huntington Library and South Huntington Library Patrons

For more than a century, readers have been captivated by the exploits of the legendary Captain Ahab, but how many of us have spared a thought for the woman he left behind on shore? Ahab’s wife – an unnamed character granted fewer than a dozen sentences in Moby Dick – is brought vividly to life in Sena Jeter Naslund’ rich saga. Participants will inspect artifacts and writings left behind by local whaling wives to see how closely Naslund’s fiction imitates fact.


301 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, United States