Trumbull author to discuss 1920s life in Connecticut

On Thursday, Dec. 6, The Watermark at 3030 Park will present Trumbull author Bernice Rocque as part of its acclaimed monthly Book and Author Series. Rocque will discuss her book, Until the Robin Walks on Snow. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the retirement community located at 3030 Park Ave. in Bridgeport.

Until the Robin Walks on Snow takes place in 1922 in a rural town in Eastern Connecticut, and tells the story of an immigrant family and midwife struggling to save a 1.5 pound premature baby. Babies weighing less than three pounds in the 1920s rarely survived longer than a few weeks. This fact-based story explores the depths of determination, family unity, faith and friendship that prevail during challenging circumstances.

For her lecture, Rocque will discuss the everyday life of her immigrant family during the 1920s in Connecticut. She will also encourage the audience to share their own stories from the past. "Since the publication of the book, quite a few people have told me about someone in their family who was born in this time period and was extremely small like my uncle," Rocque said.

Rocque's lecture is free of charge and open to the public, but reservations are required. Copies of her book will be available for purchase, with a book signing after the lecture.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact The Watermark at 3030 Park at 203-374-5611.