Author Mindy McGinnis takes you into the madness

Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis

Author Mindy McGinnis has written books with murder and desiccated, post-apocalyptic wastelands, but one of the scariest subjects she’s ever tackled is mental-health care in the 19th century.

McGinnis will discuss the true story of mental-health care in the 1890s and the history of the Athens Lunatic Asylum in southeast Ohio during a special talk at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at our Main Branch.

McGinnis researched the topic while writing her Edgar Award-winning novel, “A Madness so Discreet,” which is based partly in the asylum.

Her talk is free and open to everyone. However, the library does ask that people register ahead of time. You can sign up online or call the library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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