Book Talk: The Life We Choose: A Sibling's Story

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:00 PM
Pebble Hill
Free and Open to the Public

The public is invited to a book talk by Embry Burrus, author of The Life We Choose: A Sibling's Story.

Growing up as the sibling of someone with Down syndrome, Embry Burrus was never really aware of her sister Margaret's disability. While writing down childhood memories to preserve Margaret's story for future generations, Burrus gained some startling insights into her parents' lives, and most unexpectedly into her own life. With humor and candor, Burrus examines how her sister has impacted, and continues to impact, those who have been fortunate enough to get to know Margaret.

Embry Burrus grew up in Columbus, Georgia and currently lives in Opelika, Alabama. For the past fourteen years, she worked in the Department of Communication Disorders at Auburn University as a clinical supervisor in speech pathology, and is now a full-time caregiver for her older sister, Margaret, who has Down syndrome. She is co-author of a textbook, Professional Communication in Speech-Language Pathology: How to Write, Talk, and Act Like a Clinician, and has been published in Byline, Lake Martin Living and The Birmingham Arts Journal.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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