Thursday, September 17, 2015

Author Visit: Susan Johnson Hadler

Oshkosh author, Susan Johnson Hadler, will discuss her memoir, "The Beauty of What Remains" 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 29 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library.

Parts of Susan Hadler’s family tree was shrouded in darkness. When she was only a few months old, her father died in a World War II mine explosion. The event so shattered her mother that she refused to talk to her children about him, instead marrying again and starting a new life. 

Hadler’s search for her father as an adult was a journey in his final footsteps and a prelude to her quest to discover what happened to her mother’s estranged sisters. What she discovers is a legacy of loss and mental illness, with repercussions for the generations that followed. Hadler's years as a psychotherapist are evident in this meditative memoir - an exploration of loss, a celebration of discovering connections and a moving account of one woman’s efforts to make her family whole.  (Excerpt from a Booklist Review)

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