Join Cassie Satterfield on Monday, October 9 at 6:30 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room for a discussion of Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett.
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, this emotionally brilliant epic explores issues of mental illness, love, and family. Margaret is engaged to John when she discovers that he suffers from depression and anxiety. After he is hospitalized for his condition, Margaret must decide if she should go through with the marriage, or leave and avoid the potential heartbreak. She decides to marry him, and they have three children. At the surface, their lives seem to follow the lines of a conventional upbringing, but at the heart of it all, they must deal with the dramatic ups and downs of John's erratic moods, as well as the realization that Michael has inherited his father's illness. When tragedy strikes, the family members are forced to come to terms with the responsibility they have to each other and to themselves.
Cassie Satterfield is a Licensed Master Social Worker and the Program Coordinator for the Intensive Long-Term Support program on the Lakeshore Campus of the Helen Ross McNabb Center. An alumna of the University of Tennessee’s School of Social Work, she loves to advocate for those in need while empowering them to see what they are fully capable of doing in the community.