Mary Kay Kusner

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April 28, 2010 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Mary Kay Kusner will read from Upside-Down and Backwards: A Mother's Story. Mary Kay Kusner is currently the Palliative Care Chaplain at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to taking that position, she worked as a hospice chaplain for almost twenty years. Upside-Down and Backwards is her honest and moving account of raising a daughter born with genetic abnormalities. Kusner writes beautifully about feelings of betrayal she faced by a God she had always trusted and promoted. Her work with dying patients gives her a unique ability to ask forbidden questions.

Listen to an audio recording of this reading here