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Wyoming Author to Be Featured at Book and Author Luncheon


March 31, 2008 — Members of the University of Wyoming Libraries Development Board will host the third annual 2008 Book and Author Luncheon, featuring Wyoming resident Dr. William T. Close, Thursday, April 17, at the UW Conference Center, 22nd Street and Grand Avenue.

Admission for the event costs $50, which includes lunch and a silent auction. Reservations are required and must be made by April 9. For details and reservations, call (307) 766-2430.

Close, a physician and author, is widely heralded for his valuable contribution to the world's understanding of the deadly virus Ebola. A long-time resident of Big Piney, Close recently published "Beyond the Storm," an account of his 16 years practicing medicine in the Congo.

Actress Glenn Close, the author's daughter, says of her father's latest book, "My father used his passion and gift for medicine to make a difference during the post independence chaos of an emerging African state in the years that followed. This is a unique story told by a unique man."

Close's other books include "Ebola: Through the Eyes of the People," "A Doctor's Life," and "Subversion of Trust."

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