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Meet Ellen Meeropol at Lenox Library

October 12, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

We are pleased to host Northampton author Ellen Meeropol to discuss her new novel, The Lost Women of Azalea Court, on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.  Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of our friends at The Bookstore.  The event is free and open to the public.

On a chilly November morning, 88 year old Iris Blum goes missing from Azalea Court, a six-bungalow development on the gourds of a long closed state mental hospital in Northampton. Her husband, Asher Boum, was the last head psychiatrist at the hospital and is writing a book about the treatment of mental illness. Their daughter Lexi, the neighbors, and police detective McPhee suspect Dr. Blum of being involved in Iris’s disappearance. When the searches and interviews came up empty, the neighbors dig into the past–Asher’s childhood experiences with anti-Nazi partisans in the forests of Poland, unethical practices at the mental hospital , and Iris’s mysterious best friend, Harriet. The neighbors of Azalea Court are the narrators, uncovering ghosts, secrets, and lies.


Sedgwick Reading Room and Welles Gallery
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Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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