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Renee Hodges: Reading + Signing

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Please join Main Street Books in welcoming Renee Hodges, author of the memoir Saving Bobby, to the store for a reading and signing.

When Renée Hodges invited her nephew, Bobby, to stay so he could visit a doctor about his back pain, she knew he was recovering from an addiction to prescription painkillers. She believed that if he could address his back problems, he’d have a better chance of a long-term recovery—but she was completely unprepared for the lengthy journey that followed.

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Saving Bobby is the story of that journey, which began after Bobby left the structure and protection of rehabilitation centers and half-way houses for the relative freedom of Renee's home. Told in part through journal entries and e-mails, this raw, deeply moving memoir describes the resources and holistic process used to help Bobby reclaim his life, and emphasizes the importance of being in a community that can move past the shame and stigma of addiction.

Earlier Event: May 3
Literary Luncheon: Elaine Neil Orr
Later Event: May 15
Main Street Readers Book Club