Program: Lipstick in Afghanistan Author visit and Book Discussion

Join us for this last event of the adult summer reading program, ’Novel Destinations!’

Author visit and Book Discussion  for
Lipstick in Afghanistan

with Roberta Gately

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

5:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.

In the Athol Public Library Activity Room

Free and Open to the Public!

We'll discuss Roberta Gately's fascinating look at life post-9/11 in her novel Lipstick in Afghanistan.  This book was inspired by the author's real-life experiences as a nurse in third world war zones.  The author, Roberta Gately, will be joining us and facilitating the discussion!  Ms. Gately will also be available to sell and autograph copies of her book.

Lipsticktells the story of a Boston ER nurse, who travels alone to war-torn Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11.  She struggles to prove herself to the Afghan doctors and local villagers, she begins a forbidden romance with a Special Forces soldier, and begins a life-changing friendship.

Roberta Gately has served in 3rd world war zones ranging from Africa to Afghanistan.  She has written on the subject of refugees for the Journal of Emergency Nursing and the BBC World News Online.  She speaks regularly on the plight of the world’s refugees and displaced.

Please call the Athol Library (978-249-9515) or the Wheeler Memorial Library (978-544-2495) to register. 

(Due to space constraints, registration is REQUIRED)

After the book discussion, we will announce the winners of the Novel Destinations raffles!

Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Athol Public Library and the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries.

Novel Destinations is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.