Blood, Brains & Lobotomies

Date: 
10/25/2021 6:30 PM
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Join us as Mindy McGinnis shares the research behind her Edgar Award-winning Gothic historical thriller, A Madness So Discreet. Learn about how doctors treated brain injuries in the 1890s and the different aspects of care for the mentally ill—for better or for worse. Also included is a brief history of the Athens Lunatic Asylum, the setting for the novel. This program is geared toward a teen and adult audience. Registration begins on Mon., September 27. To register, call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org/calendar. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

About the speaker: Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning novelist who writes across multiple genres, including post-apocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy. While her settings may change, you can always count on Mindy’s books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us.