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Read Local! and Other Author Visits at Irvington

November 17, 2012 by Reader's Connection



Adults are invited as a series of authors visit the Irvington Branch during the next few weeks.  


Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Bookmamas Bookstore.


On Monday, November 19th, author Gabrielle Robinson will discuss her new book, The Reluctant Nazi: Searching for My Grandfather. Robinson was born in Berlin in 1942. The book is based on her Prussian grandfather’s 1945 Berlin diary and her own recollections. 

On Tuesday, November 20th at 6:30 p.m., Marie Albertson will be the first of three authors to take part in the Read Local series, presented by the library and Bookmamas Bookstore. Albertson will discuss her new book, Old Librarians Never Die, They Jump Out of Airplanes: Adventuring Through the Senior Years in Indiana. Albertson is a Carmel resident and former librarian at the Indiana State Library.

A week later, on Tuesday, November 27th, at 6:30 p.m., the second Read Local program: Authors Lucy Jane King, M.D. and Alan Schmetzer, M.D. will discuss their book, Dr. Edenharter’s Dream: How Science Improved the Humane Care of the Mentally Ill in Indiana 1896 – 2012. Their talk will focus on the history of Central State Hospital.

Kurt Vonnegut: Letters

On Wednesday, November 28th, at 7:00 p.m., author Dan Wakefield will discuss the newly-released book, Kurt Vonnegut: Letters. Wakefield edited the book and wrote its introduction. This extraordinary collection of Vonnegut’s personal correspondence was written over a sixty-year period. These letters, the vast majority of which have never been published before, are funny, moving and full of the uncanny wisdom that has endeared readers worldwide to Vonnegut’s works.

Then the third Read Local program on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30 p.m. Authors Sally Ruhaak Garrett and Peggy Garrett Rohrman will discuss the inspiration for their book, Hand Me Down Heart Recipes & Traditions of Home, Hope and Heritage. Both are cancer survivors who will share tips on battling doubt, asking for help, and celebrating success.


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