Lucinda Franks’ New Memoir Timeless

The Author and Award-Winning Journalist Visits S.B. on Book Tour

By age 25, Lucinda Franks had already made a name for herself with her writing — as an on-the-ground reporter covering Northern Ireland’s exploding civil war and a Pulitzer Prize–winning (1971) reporter for her coverage of the life and death of Diana Oughton, a member of the radical anti-Vietnam war group, Weatherman. Franks’s latest revelation is Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me, a memoir about her decades-long marriage to Robert M. Morgenthau, the New York County district attorney from 1975-2009, who is more than 30 years her senior. According to legendary newsperson Dan Rather, “Lucinda Franks brings alive a love story, a behind-the-scenes look at a high-profile marriage, and the inside secrets of headline-connected criminal investigations.” Santa Barbarans have a chance to hear the acclaimed author discuss Timeless when she stops in town as part of her book tour. The event is a luncheon and book-signing hosted by Channel City Club and takes place Monday, September 29, at noon (check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.), at the Fess Parker Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard. For more information and to register for the event, call 564-6223 or see


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