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Best-selling author Gail Sheehy to make book tour stop at Drake

May 19, 2010
Drake University will host Gail Sheehy, author of The New York Times bestseller "Passages," who will read from her newest release on Wednesday, May 19.

The free, public presentation, which is part of the Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) Series, will begin at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave. 

The event will be moderated by Cara Carter Hulick, member of the Des Moines Public Library Foundation's Board of Directors.

Sheehy, who has chronicled nearly every major turning point for 20th century Americans, is on a tour for her latest book, "Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence." The book identifies eight crucial stages in the crisis of care giving and offers insight for successfully navigating each one.

The author of 15 books, Sheehy is world-renowned for "Passages," which was named one of the 10 most-influential books of our time in a Library of Congress survey. She also authored "The Silent Passage," which opened a dialogue about menopause and maturing women's health.

The AViD Author Series is organized by the Des Moines Public Library Foundation and sponsored by Drake University, Humanities Iowa, Nationwide, Wells Fargo, Iowa History Center at Simpson College and Douglas and Deborah West.