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Authors this weekend and April events. March 26th, 2015

Erika Cormier
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7 PM
Join us for a memoir and author discussion on a topic that is often discussed in hushed tones, but begs for gentleness and openness. Erika Hebert-Cormier shares her story of addiction and conquering her demons.
Erika Cormier, at 29, was a happy wife and stay at home mother living 20 miles north of Boston and maintaining a happy suburban family life that she longed for but while also privately struggling with alcoholism for many years. After having already succeeded with a period of addiction and brief struggle with anxiety as a teenager, Erika justified her continued drinking by acknowledging the battles she had already won, having experienced her share of being a troubled youth, but nothing could have prepared her enough for the turmoil & destruction that would plague her and her family over a decade later.
In an area where opiate addiction is a constant topic of media attention, Erika entered into that culture innocently as most, but it didn't take long before she was overcome by the power of addiction that spiraled out of control and led her down a road filled with continuous obstacles and despair. What followed was the beginning of an unforgiving and rapid descent caused by severe depression, a painful desperation for an escape which resulted in a devastating affair, 7 psychiatric hospitalizations in just 5 months, a suicide attempt and an accidental overdose.

Tom Davis and Martin Frost
Saturday, March 28th, 2015, 1 PM
With approval ratings for the US Congress hovering dismally near the bottom (ranging from 9% to 21% approval depending on your news source, we just checked), it is plain to anyone that something is broken on our halls of Legislature. Join us as two former members of Congress (Tom Davis, and Martin Frost) examine how constant conflict in Washington keeps too many good things from happening, in The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis.
During their 40 years in Congress, Martin Frost and Tom Davis were the field generals for their respective parties, each serving two terms as chair of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees. Now they have joined forces -- in an effort to save Congress from itself. 
Tom Davis served in Congress from 1994 to 2008 representing Virginia's 11th district. During that time, he served as House GOP campaign chairman for two cycles (2000 and 2002), and chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight before retiring, undefeated in 2008. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia Law School. Mr. Davis currently serves as a Director at Deloitte LLP and resides in Vienna, Virginia. He is also a co-founder of "No Labels."

Martin Frost served 26 years in Congress representing the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in North Texas. During that time he served four years as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and four years as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. He has undergraduate degrees in journalism and history from the University of Missouri and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Frost is a senior partner in the Washington office of the Polsinelli law firm and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

More upcoming events, in the bookstore
Thursday, April 2, 7 PM, Dan Szczesny, Sing, and Other Short Stories
Friday, April 3, 6:30 PM, Jo Knowles and Jennifer Richard Jacobson, books for middle grade and young adult readers
Thursday, April 9, 7 PM, Holly LeCraw, The Half Brother
Wed., April 15, 7 PM, Charles Simic, New poetry (The Lunatic) and essays (The Life of Images)
Thursday, April 16, 7 PM, Merle Drown, Lighting the World 
Tues., April 21, 6:30 PM, Gail Carson Levine   Stolen Magic 
Friday, April 24, 6:30 PM, Katherine Applegate  The One and Only Ivan

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