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Melted Away: A Memoir of Climate Change and Caregiving in Peru

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Barbara Drake-Vera

Join author Barbara Drake-Vera and host Cynthia Barnett for the launch of “Melted Away: A Memoir of Climate Change and Caregiving in Peru.” The evening will include a Q&A and refreshments.

“Melted Away” is about Drake-Vera’s experiences covering glacial recession in the Andes Mountains during the 2000s and early 2010s. She will share how her deepening relationships with the people of the high Andes and Peru’s desert coast transformed her difficult relationship with her estranged father, whom she brought to Peru for eldercare when he was diagnosed with dementia.

Candid, poignant, and deeply researched, “Melted Away” is the true story of how a writer at midlife reclaims her agency, and an ardent plea to care for the planet by embracing collectivism and mutual aid.

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April 17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Matheson History Museum
513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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