Author Visit & Book Signing
Local author Jim Saunders will discuss his historical novel based on the Edwards family who once lived at Peterson Farm on Paxon Hollow Road in Broomall. Thoroughly researched and based on primary sources, this is the story of a young man who once spent his nights partying to the ragtime beat of Animal Dances, like the Turkey Trot and The Grizzly Bear, until he is sent to fight on the Western front.
Mr. Saunders will display some of his vast collection of WWI memorabilia, artifacts, letters and postcards.
Books will be available for purchase for $15. Please register in advance.
About the Author:
Jim Saunders is a retired Professor of Otolaryngology, Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, and holds advanced degrees in Experimental Psychology from Connecticut College and Sensory Psychology from Princeton University. Faculty appointments were held at Monash University in Australia and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His career was recognized with the Claude Pepper Award for outstanding research from the National Institutes on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pennsylvania, and the Dean’s award for outstanding Leadership in the School of Medicine. His scientific efforts were directed to studying the biological mechanisms of normal hearing and hearing loss. He continues to lecture on the topic of Hearing Loss in the Elderly and is active on the Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America. An avid fisherman, kayaker, stamp collector, and world traveler, he relishes in telling of his adventures. The families of his two sons and their three granddaughters enrich his life. He lives with his wife Elaine, of fifty years, in a 106 year-old house in the Philadelphia suburbs.
- Thursday, November 14, 2019
- 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Marple Public Library
- Meeting Room