Join Sherri Lee on August 12 at 6:30 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room for a discussion of That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Barron.
Jennie Jerome came from New York and enraptured English society in her late teens. Despite being a woman in the mid-19th century, she managed to lead a very scandalous, adventurous life. After a brief courtship, she married and became Lady Randolph Churchill. Her influence on England and the world endured throughout her life and beyond as the mother of the future prime minister of England.
Lee is the author of Under the Fig Leaf and publisher of Clean Sweep, about her husband. Lee has received numerous honors, including the YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award, The Mental Health Association's Volunteer of the Year and The Junior League of Knoxville Sustainer of the Year. She is a loyal University of Tennessee sports fan who served on UT Athletics 21st Century Campaign Cabinet. The UT Softball Stadium was named in her honor in 2006.