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August 23, 2013

No bones about it

County ready for a new Community reading program


According to a release, the book "deftly interweaves the thrilling narratives of its nineteenth and twenty-first century protagonists, tracing the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking."

Gerritson, who hold a M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, published her first novel, "Call After Midnight," in 1987 and has had eight more romantic thrillers published since. Her first medical suspense novel, "Harvest," was released in 1996. Gerritson has won several awards for work including the Nero Wolfe Award. She is retired from medicine and writes full time. Indiana will be the first stop on what Gerritson hopes will be a national tour of America's libraries.

The event is free and open to the public. Prior to the discussion, the public can join the author for a catered dinner. A limited number of tickets for the dinner are available and can only be purchased in advance at the library for $25 to $40 each.

In addition to the author talk on Oct. 5, participants in the program will have the opportunity to take part in three discussion groups on Sept. 16, 26, and 30 at the Washington library and on Sept. 12 at the Plainville branch of the library.

A forensics presentation will also take place Sept. 18 at the main library. Heidi Haas, a forensic scientist with the Indiana State Police Laboratory will talk about the history of forensics and how it is used to solve crimes.

Sept. 23, Professor Lisa Rosner will present a program on her book, "The Horrid and True Story of the Burke and Hare Murders." Gerritsen's book is loosely based on the murders detailed in Rosner's book.

"Fall is the perfect season for One Book One Community. This builds off of the momentum from a successful adult summer reading program. The One Book program provides readers with continued intellectual growth through social activities and the opportunity to interact with international best-selling authors right here in Washington," said adult programming outreach manager Rick Chambon.

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