JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Samantha Greene WoodruffOctober 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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October 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Samantha Greene Woodruff
JCC MetroWest Book Group presents, Samantha Greene Woodruff, “The Lobotomist’s Wife”
Woodruff imagines Ruth Apter, a brilliant woman who falls for the charismatic doctor who introduced the lobotomy to the United States as treatment for depression, headaches, and even the “baby blues.” As the medical community abandons lobotomies, Dr. Apter becomes increasingly driven and deluded. When Ruth sees his passion turn to deadly obsession, she knows she’s the only one who can stop him. A propulsive yet chilling page-turner, this is a riveting story of a woman who risks everything to do what is right.
12:00 Book Group discussion
1:00 Presentation with the author