As an honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and author of numerous scientific writings, Dr. Cardy Raper stands as a fantastic role model for young women. In her memoir, A Woman of Science: An Extraordinary Journey of Love, Discovery, and the Sex Life of Mushrooms, she speaks of the challenges of raising a family amid two adults’ advancing careers at a time when the concept of mothers working outside the home was exceedingly rare. In her new book An American Harvest: How One Family Moved From Dirt-Poor Farming to a Better Life In The Early 1900’s, she brings readers into her husband’s childhood. This family memoir, in the tradition of oral history, conveys the inside-outs of what it was like for a growing family to eke out a living on an eroded tobacco farm in the South. See www.cardyraper.com for details. Dr. Raper will appear on a panel with other authors from the League of Vermont Writers.