Lenox Library to Host Author Marilyn Haus
LENOX, Mass. — The Lenox Library will host local author Marilyn Haus on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss her new memoir, "Half of a Whole: My Fight for a Separate Life."
Due to recent COVID restrictions, the event will now be held via Zoom. Meeting details may be found on the Library's website at https://lenoxlib.org
or the Library's Facebook page.
"Half of a Whole" explores the bond between a twin brother and sister, what occurs when one of them becomes mentally ill, and the courage required to break away when love is not enough.
Just when Marilyn Peterson Haus thought she had escaped life as the child of born-again farmers on the Minnesota plains, her twin brother's manic violence catapults her back to the fissures of her childhood. Half of a Whole is the haunting chronicle of her twin's encroaching mental illness, her mother's blatant favoritism, and the stultifying strictures of her family's religious zealotry. Sentence by sentence, she battles to break free from a painful past and live life on her own terms.
Marilyn Peterson Haus grew up on a Minnesota farm. Having retired from a business career, she enjoys gardening, cross country skiing, and listening to classical music. She lives with her husband in Lenox.