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Westwood Library announces author visits

As the Westwood Public Library remains physically closed, the Zoom activities continue on. From August through September, the library will be offering a series of virtual author talks via Zoom.

The author talks tipped off with J. Courtney Sullivan's talk on her book, Friends and Strangers, on August 5. The book revolves around Elisabeth, a journalist and new mom, adjusting to life in a small town. Sam, a senior at a local college who is dealing with her romantic situation and concerns about her future, is hired to babysit Elisabeth's son. Together, Elisabeth and Sam spend one year together that changes them forever.

Ellen Marie Wiseman will be joining patrons on September 10 at 7:00 p.m. to talk about her book, The Orphan Collector. The story takes place in 1918, as the Spanish Flu ravages the United States. German-immigrant Pia Lange finds herself homesick and concerned over the anti-German views. As Pia leaves home to find supplies for her siblings, she has no idea that she will return home to a change she never wanted. She is forced to go on another journey to find what has happened to her brothers and uncover the truth of what happened while she was gone. Registration for this event can be found here.

Karen Abbot will be discussing her book, The Ghosts of Eden Park on September 10 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This biography revolves around the story of George Remus, the King of Bootleggers. Remus is perhaps the most profitable of all bootleggers, owning a majority of all liquor in the United States by 1921. Despite his good relationship with the Justice Department, he is pursued by prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt and investigator Franklin Dodge. Dodge begins an affair with Remus' wife, resulting in a violent feud and plot to ruin his empire. Registration for this event can be found here.

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