McCarthy Earls: ‘Twisted Sisters’ author at library


PEPPERELL — Local author Eamon McCarthy Earls will visit the Lawrence Library in Pepperell on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. to read from his book, “Twisted Sisters,” and discuss with those in attendance.

The author of more than a dozen regional histories about Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and southern New England, McCarthy Earls calls upon his background in historical research and geology to reassemble the story of the great 1950s New England hurricanes: Carol, Edna, Connie and Diane, which hammered New England within just months into the 1950s, crippling industries and nearly destroying whole cities with devastating winds, pounding waves, record floods and destruction of Biblical proportions.

The storms that hit 60 years ago strike a personal note with the author, whose family witnessed the devastating 1955 flood first-hand while living in Massachusetts. In addition to his research on the “Twisted Sisters,” McCarthy Earls has worked on New England hurricane research with the Coastal Systems Research Group at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

For more information about this event, please contact Donna Andreason at 978-433-0330 or by emailing