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Author Event: Marion O'Malley

  • Date: 05/18/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  

Chatham Community Library will host an author event with writer Marion O'Malley on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 2:00pm in the Holmes Meeting Room.  

Shopping with Mama: Write 'Til the End is O'Malley's humorous and poignant memoir of time spent caring for her mother during her later years.   Marion and her mother Mena Webb both were writers and women of the South, but that’s where the similarities ended. The more traditional Mena often clashed with her unconventional, peace-educator daughter who dedicated every Thursday to her mother, taking her shopping, out to lunch, then increasingly to doctors’ appointments and funerals. Shopping With Mama is a beautifully rendered and often hilarious account of the challenges of caring for an elder that celebrates the love and respect the two shared for each other and their common passion -- writing.  

This event is free and open to the public.



.OMalley Cover Front final copy