Join us for an evening with two authors who have written about the sudden death of a family member and the impact that event had on their family.
Catherine Simpson will speak about her book, When I had a Little Sister, a searingly honest and heartbreaking account of growing up in a farming family, and of Catherine's search for understanding what led her younger sister to kill herself at 46 after a lifetime of being stalked by depression. It's a story of sisters and sacrifice, grief and reclamation, and of the need to speak the unspeakable.
Catherine Czerkawska will speak about her latest book, A Proper Person to be Detained. On Christmas Night in 1881, John Manley, a poor son of Irish immigrants living in the slums of Leeds, was fatally stabbed in a drunken quarrel. The frightened murderer went on the run, knowing that capture could see him hang. A few generations later, Catherine began to tease out the truth behind her great-great-uncle's tragic death. This is the story of a murder and its aftermath.
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