University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Elizabeth L Silver

David Zaugh

Lori Tanner

Elizabeth Silver’s beautiful and unflinchingly honest memoir, "The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty," begins when her newborn daughter, Abby, has a severe and unexplained stroke. As Silver chronicles her daughter’s difficult first year, which is full of medical tests, doctors’ opinions and sleepless nights, she interweaves a sophisticated meditation on the reality of uncertainty in medicine. Through her deeply singular experience, Silver seeks to shed light on universal issues of medical care, fear, healing and trust.

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Scheduled events:
Tincture of Time: Coping with Uncertainty
Dealing with emergency health issues can throw anyone into a spin. Elizabeth Silver will be discussing her strategies on how she made it through one of the most difficult times.

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Elizabeth Silver
Moderator: Marta Ketchel
Do No Harm: Medical Practices Re-Examined
These two authors from very distinct backgrounds will discuss the changes and uncertainties in medical practice.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kristin Pothier, Elizabeth Silver
Moderator: Lorraine Rivera

The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Penguin Press
April 2017
ISBN 9781101981443
272 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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Set against the unexplained stroke of the author's newborn daughter, this stunning, unflinchingly honest memoir is a thought-provoking reflection on uncertainty in medicine and in life. More/less

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