Author Tracey Enerson Wood

Tracey Wood and book cover

Please join us on Thursday, April 2 at 6 pm to hear Tracey Enerson Wood talk about her debut  novel, The Engineer's Wife. After her talk, Tracey will be happy to sign copies of her book.

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Emily Warren Roebling refuses to live conventionally--she knows who she is and what she wants, and she's determined to make change. But then her husband Wash asks the unthinkable: give up her dreams to make his possible.

Emily's fight for women's suffrage is put on hold, and her life transformed when Wash, the Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, is injured on the job. Untrained for the task, but under his guidance, she assumes his role, despite stern resistance and overwhelming obstacles. Lines blur as Wash's vision becomes her own, and when he is unable to return to the job, Emily is consumed by it. But as the project takes shape under Emily's direction, she wonders whose legacy she is building--hers, or her husband's. As the monument rises, Emily's marriage, principles, and identity threaten to collapse. When the bridge finally stands finished, will she recognize the woman who built it?

Based on the true story of the Brooklyn Bridge, The Engineer's Wife delivers an emotional portrait of a woman transformed by a project of unfathomable scale, which takes her into the bowels of the East River, suffragette riots, the halls of Manhattan's elite, and the heady, freewheeling temptations of P.T. Barnum. It's the story of a husband and wife determined to build something that lasts--even at the risk of losing each other.

TRACEY ENERSON WOOD has always had a writing bug. While working as a Registered Nurse, starting an interior design company, raising two children, and bouncing around the world as a military wife, she indulged in her passion as a playwright, screenwriter and short story writer. She has authored magazine columns and other non-fiction, written and directed plays of all lengths. The Engineer’s Wife is her first published novel.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
103 W. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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$26.99
ISBN: 9781492698135
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 7th, 2020

She built a monument for all time. Then she was lost in its shadow.

Emily Warren Roebling refuses to live conventionally--she knows who she is and what she wants, and she's determined to make change. But then her husband Wash asks the unthinkable: give up her dreams to make his possible.