Adult Programs

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October Programs

Robin Oliveira Author Visit

Thursday, October 15th at 6:20 pm in Meeting Room A/B

author-photo_robin-oliveira-c-fred-milkie-jrRobin Oliveira, the New York Times bestselling author of “My Name is Mary Sutter,” will be here to discuss her book, the All Iowa Reads 2015 selection. This free program will be held right here at library.

My Name is Mary Sutter is a historical novel about Mary Sutter, a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine— and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak—Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded. Under the guidance of two surgeons who fall unwittingly in love with Mary’s courage, will, and stubbornness in the face of suffering— and resisting my name is mary sutterher mother’s pleas to return home to help with the birth of her twin sister’s baby, Mary pursues her medical career in the desperately overwhelmed hospitals of the capital.

Robin Oliveira’s newest novel, “I Always Loved You,” relates the complex and fascinating relationship between painters Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas.  Copies of both her books will be available for purchase at the event.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see an award winning author, right here in Urbandale!

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