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Winnie Frolik


Winnie Frolik was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She completed the International Baccalaureate program at Schenley High School and then attended the University of Pittsburgh where she completed a double major in English Literature and Creative Writing. Sarah Crow is Winnie’s debut historical fiction novel.

In 1816 England young Sarah Pole is orphaned when her parents and younger brother suddenly die of fever. Grieving and without an inheritance Sarah is sent to live in a boarding school to train to become a governess. Withdrawn from her fellow students Sarah practices self-harm out of loneliness and confusion. Possessing a curious and creative heart Sarah reinvents herself through her macabre drawings and renames herself Sarah Crow. In her first governess placement she finds herself ostracized for her unusual demeanor and is forced to hide her pain. This novel addresses mental health, grief, and finding your way during traumatic times.


Book Signing

A book signing will follow the event. The author’s current book will be available for sale from White Whale Bookstore.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6 p.m.


Free, with registration
Registration may also be completed via phone (412.622.8866).


South Wing Reading Room
Carnegie Library Main (Oakland), 2nd Floor
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


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