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Meet Bestselling Author Ellen Marie Wiseman

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Tuesday, October 06, 2020by bdust

Meet Bestselling Author Online with Effingham Public Library

Join Effingham Public Library and meet New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Marie Wiseman to discuss her newest book, The Orphan Collector, Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.

Critics write:  “Wiseman chronicles the devastation the 1918 flu pandemic wrought on a German immigrant family in Philadelphia…Wiseman’s depiction of the horrifying spread of the Spanish flu is eerily reminiscent of the present day and resonates with realistic depictions of suffering, particularly among the poorer immigrant population. Historical fiction fans will appreciate Pia and her pluck and determination to survive.”

—Publishers Weekly (Boxed Review)


Copies of the book are available for check out at the library.

Those registered for the event will receive an email with a link and password to the online event.

Registration is required for this free event.

To register, go online to or call 217-342-2464 x. 1.


If you have questions, please call the library at 342-2464 or email