09/25/2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
In Sue Magrath's riveting novel, Emily Snow’s life is turned upside down when she is orphaned at age ten on a cold winter day in 1947. Her foster parents send her to Catholic school, where she finds solace in the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Little does she know how much she will need this solace when a hidden trauma unfolds. As an adult, memories that had been relegated to the dark recesses of her mind return to threaten her sanity and her life. Through it all, poetry becomes a healing thread on her journey from horror and heartbreak to hope, wholeness, renewed faith, and finally love. Sue Magrath is a retired mental health counselor and spiritual director. In her work, she encountered many survivors of child sexual abuse. Seeking to tell their stories of emotional and spiritual healing to a broader audience, she conceived of her new novel, The Salvation of Poetry.