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Concord Stories from Special Collections: Episode 6, “This Is the Life”


Concord Stories from Special Collections is a virtual series that highlights the rich holdings of the Concord Free Public Library Corporation’s William Munroe Special Collections through stories about Concord’s people and places from a variety of guests, including Concord residents, scholars, researchers, and curators.

Episode 6: Featuring Leslie Perrin Wilson, author of “This Is the Life” The Diary of Jennie McLeod -

Join us online for the next episode of Concord Stories​ from Special Collections. ​Our featured guest is Leslie Perrin Wilson, author of “This Is the Life” The Diary of Jennie McLeod, published recently by Moonglade Press. In her book, Leslie paints a vivid picture of the life and times of Jennie McLeod, a 20th-century college girl from the mill town of Clinton, Massachusetts. Leslie is a writer on local history for both scholarly and general audiences, and she has published numerous articles and books. Leslie served as the curator of Concord Free Public Library's Special Collections for 23 years. She retired in July 2019. She and her husband live in Clinton, Massachusetts, in the house Jennie McLeod occupied for half a century. In this episode, Leslie will discuss her new book and read a selected passage.  ​​