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Durham County Library Hosts Author Alice J. Wisler

Program: Meet the Author: Alice J. Wisler
Date: Monday, Jul. 27
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Alice J. Wisler, author of Under the Silk Hibiscus, for a reading and discussion at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 27, at the East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln.

Under the Silk Hibiscus is set in Heart Mountain, Wyoming, an internment camp where Japanese Americans were sent during World War II. Wisler will share her research for the novel, which follows the story of a young man and his family as they survive in the camp. A discussion and book signing will follow.

Wisler was born in Osaka, Japan to Presbyterian missionaries. She attended Eastern Mennonite University after graduating from Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan. Wisler is a contributing writer for three blogs and presents online writing courses and other workshops across the country. In addition to her latest novel, she is the author of Rain Song, How Sweet It Is, Hatteras Girl, A Wedding Invitation, Still Life in Shadows and Getting Out of Bed: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache. Wisler founded Daniel’s House Publications, after her son Daniel died from cancer treatments at a young age. The organization reaches out to others who have lost children.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Phillip Locey at 919-560-0206 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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