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Kathleen Shoop at Oakmont Carnegie Library
On Saturday, May 12 at 12:30PM, Oakmont author Kathleen Shoop will debut her new novel "After the Fog" at Oakmont Carnegie Library.
In the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous 1948 “killing smog,” headstrong nurse Rose Pavlesic tends to her family and neighbors. When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose’s nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed. When the deadly fog finally clears, the loss of trust and faith leaves the Pavlesic family—and the whole town—splintered and shocked. With her new perspective, can Rose finally forgive herself and let her family’s healing begin.
"Kathleen Shoop has brought new life to historical fiction. With an incredible knack for accuracy and an eye for detail, Ms. Shoop paints a vivid, often gritty picture of post-war Donora, Pennsylvania. With flourish, and heart, she spins a tale of hardship and triumph in a time when the mills were thriving. Rose's journey is one you won't soon forget!" S.K. McClafferty, award-winning author of The Ghost and Devlin Muir
Come and enjoy coffee and desserts, chances to win a Kindle and Nook, plus door prizes and giveaways. There will be also be books available for purchase and signing.
More About Oakmont Carnegie Library
The newly renovated Oakmont Library, located on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Allegheny River Boulevard, is part of the Carnegie Library System. A visitor to the library has access to a vast amount of materials, including everything from children's books to Internet access on the many computers. The library utilizes the eiNetwork, which gives library card holders access to request books and materials from all 70 member libraries. All residents of Allegheny County are eligible for a library card.