Join author Elizabeth Burr Marquard as she discusses her latest book, I come from a place called home, (1930-1985) as part of our Village of Monroeville Sesquicentennial celebration. This volume concludes the 100-year arc of the Seibel family’s story, as recalled by the last surviving member during a final visit to her childhood home in rural Ohio. As the Great Depression plunges the nation into economic turmoil, the Seibels face a difficult decision about the destiny of mentally-ill Mama and the fate of the family farm. With determination and sisterly support, they weather the bleak years of the 1930s, followed by the service and sacrifice of World War II. In the ensuing decades, the family adapts to modern conveniences, witnesses the social upheaval of the 1960s, and endures the trauma of the Vietnam War. Through it all, the Seibel siblings are sustained by an unbreakable bond that only death can alter.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.