Wednesday, September 11th, 7pm

Booktalk & signing with Sarah Thebarge

Author of The Invisible Girls

A girl scarred by her past.
A refugee mother uncertain of her future.
Five little girls who brought them together.

After surviving a grueling battle with breast cancer, Sarah Thebarge fled her successful career, her Ivy League education, and a failed relationship on the East Coast and started over in Portland, Oregon. She was hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life, but instead she met Hadhi and her daughters, and set out on an adventure she'd never anticipated.

Hadhi was fighting battles of her own. A Somali refugee abandoned by her husband, she was struggling to raise five young daughters in a culture she didn't understand. When their worlds collided, Hadhi and the girls were on the brink of starvation in their own home, "invisible" in a neighborhood of strangers. As Sarah helped Hadhi and the girls navigate American life, her outreach to the family became a source of courage and a lifeline for herself.

Poignant, and at times shattering, Sarah Thebarge's riveting memoir will engage you to see yourself and the world around you with new eyes.

Cost / Admission
free

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Contact Info
David Domkoski
ddomkoski@tacomapubliclibrary.org
2532922001
Location
Main Library - Olympic Room
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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