Gangster in our Midst Lecture and Book Signing
June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Author Betty Passick (click here to visit her website) will share A Ray of Hope, her 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 in northern Iowa City. 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.
“Authoring books infused with earthy soul, faith-isms, and Midwestern values.”