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Please join St. Hilda’s Guild on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at Wayne County Public Library Heritage Room for our monthly meeting and program by author, Judy Hogan. Ms. Hogan will discuss GRACE: A China Diary, 1910-16 which is a “portrait of missionary life in early 20th century China told through diary entries, photos, narratives and an epilogue by Judy Hogan, editor and annotator of her grandmother’s diary.”

Book Synopsis: This annotation of Grace’s diary opens the early 1900s missionary world in China and the personality of Grace to the reader.

The diary records the early married life of Grace and Harvey Curtis Roys, the births of their first two children, and their social life with other missionaries in China. Included is their experience evacuating during the Sun Yat-sen Revolution of 1911.

Well-known missionaries of that time came to tea and taught at the Hillcrest School that the mothers began for foreign children. The Nanyang Exposition took place in 1910, too, as China was in the throes of entering the modern era, with trains, electricity, telegraphs, and a new interest in democracy.
Martie Saylors