On Wednesday, January 18th, the Sandwich Arts Alliance presents an Author's Talk with Dr. Robert M. Reece reading from his novel, To Tell the Truth. Dr. Reece will discuss this poignant courtroom drama and field questions from the audience at 6:30 PM at the Sandwich Public Library, free to the public. Dr. Reece, former director of the Child Protection Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, has made a career combining medical research and advocacy in the field of child abuse. To Tell the Truth describes the fictional case of a young babysitter charged with the second-degree murder of a seven-month-old infant in her care. The story takes the reader from the infant’s sudden collapse through the harrowing hospital course and arrest and trial of the babysitter. A veteran child abuse pediatrician who has watched this trial from start to finish offers his prescription for changing the process of qualifying experts in medical trials.
If you wish to join us for Dr. Reece's reading and learn more about this pressing social issue, please RSVP to [email protected].