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Gangster in our Midst Lecture and Book Signing

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Author Betty Passick will share a presentation on her new book Gangster in our Midst: A Historical Novel.

In the midst of recounting the true story of gangster Louis La Cava, bookkeeper to Al Capone, authoress Betty Passick also tells the tale of main character Emma Bierkoff, a woman undergoing treatment for TB at Oakdale Sanatorium. The novel spans 60 years and touches on powerful topics such as WWII, the tension between Catholics and Protestants in the early and mid-1900s, and the effects of the Great Depression.

This event is free and open to the public.


Betty is the author of three books, two of which are centered in her hometown of Fairbank, Iowa.


June 23
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Johnson County Historical Society Museum
860 Quarry Rd.
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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