HONESDALE - The Narrative of Lucy Ann Lobdell: A Woman’s Case for Equality, a recently released book by Lisa Macchia-Ohliger, is a fresh revival of a nineteenth century autobiography written by a young mother whose need to support her family led her to dress and live in a traditionally masculine way.

 An extraordinary woman with ties to Delaware and Sullivan Counties in NY and Wayne County, PA, Lucy eventually became the target of public gossip and ridicule. But she embodied the nascent women’s rights movement of the late 1800’s, and her achievements are part of the foundation upon which modern women have built.

A launch party for The Narrative of Lucy Ann Lobdell: A Woman’s Case for Equality will be held (in the Lion room) at the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main St., Honesdale, on September 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be readings, light refreshments and a question and answer session that promises to spark lively conversation.  Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.