Another Way Home: A Father's Memoir
Program Type:Book Discussion / Literary Reading
Join us for an author event marking the newly released 2nd edition of Another Way Home, John Thorndike's first memoir. Thorndike, a critically acclaimed writer living in Athens County, describes the book as an intense and unforgettable true story about the intersections of love, mental health, and family:
"I was a 24-year-old Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador when I met Clarisa, a vibrant and lovely Salvadoran girl, just 19. We fell in love, married, and in 1970 our son Janir was born. For the first year, Clarisa was devoted to her baby and rarely left his side. But slowly she began a terrifying slide into schizophrenia, behaving in ways that endangered our son’s life. Fearing for his safety, I made the wrenching decision to bring Janir back to the United States and raise him alone. Another Way Home is the account of our life together: our tender moments, our pitched battles, and our heartbreaking reunions with Clarisa."
Book sales and signing to follow.
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