BRUNSWICK — Author June Vail will talk about her book, “The Passion of Perfection: Gertrude Hitz Burton’s Modern Victorian Life,” on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-3 p.m.

The biography chronicles the life of 19th century activist Gertrude Hitz Burton, who promoted sex education, marriage equality and voluntary motherhood. Vail is Gertrude’s great-granddaughter. She will describe her process of bringing an ancestor to life on the page using extensive family archives, library collections, and web resources.

This is a free event. Refreshments will be provided and books will be available for purchase. For more information, call (207) 725-5242, or go to

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