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Book Launch: Brett Stanciu - "Unstitched" at The Hardwick Town House
We are very excited to host the launch event for Brett Stanciu's new memoir, Unstitched: My Journey to Understand Opioid Addiction and How People and Communities Can Heal.
This event will take place at the Hardwick Town House, allowing for a larger audience and providing room for social distancing. Please wear a mask.
A stranger, rumored to be a heroin addict, repeatedly breaks into Woodbury Public Library, where Brett Stanciu works as the head librarian. After she tries to get law enforcement to take meaningful action against him--elementary school children and young parents with babies frequent the place after all--he dies by suicide. When she realizes how little she knows about opioid misuse, she sets out on a mission, seeking insight from others, such as people in recovery, treatment providers, the town police chief, and Vermont's US attorney.
Stanciu's journey leads to compassionate generosity, renewed faith, and ultimately a measure of personal redemption as she realizes she has a role to play in helping the people of her community stitch themselves back together.
Brett Ann Stanciu is a writer and librarian living in Hardwick, Vermont. She has published one novel, Hidden View, and writes a blog at stonysoilvermont.com. Brett is also a former Galaxy Bookshop bookseller.