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Rodgers Readers (Evening Book Group) - The Second Life of Mirielle West

Rodgers Readers (Evening Book Group) - The Second Life of Mirielle West In-Person

Come join us our discussion for the historical fiction book, The Second Life of Mirielle West by Amanda Skenandore, an award winning author and a registered nurse.

 

Summary:  "Based on the true story of America's only leper colony, the Louisiana institution known as Carville, where thousands of people were stripped of their civil rights, branded as lepers, and forcibly quarantined throughout the entire 20th century. For Mirielle West, a 1920's socialite married to a silent film star, the isolation and powerlessness of the Louisiana Leper Home is an unimaginable fall from her intoxicatingly chic life of bootlegged champagne and the star-studded parties of Hollywood's Golden Age. At first she hopes her exile will be brief, but those sent to Carville are more prisoners than patients and their disease has no cure. Instead she must find community and purpose within its walls, struggling to redefine her self-worth while fighting an unchosen fate."

 

Registration is not required, yet it's helpful for planning purposes.  

Date:
Thursday, November 2, 2023 Show more dates
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Community Room
Categories:
  Adult Services Program  
Michele Ricca

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