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Olds Municipal Library

Susan Glasier Author Talk

Mar 4, 2023  |  Saturday, March 4 | 1:00 - 3:00pm

Author Talk at OML: Susan Glasier. Saturday, March 4, 1 to 3pm

Come and meet Susan Glasier and see her new book!

Author Reading - Susan Glasier

Author of "Bend Like The Willow" has written a new novel, an amazing historical fiction " She Was Never The Same"!
Come meet Susan Glasier.

Saturday, March 4th, 1-3pm.

Copies of her new book will be available for purchase the day of for $25, cash only. Proceeds go to the library!

She Was Never the Same by Susan Glasier is a story about a woman’s determination to be fully liberated and independent in a society that aims to suppress these qualities in women.

Though readers may find the main character, Amelia aggravating and exasperating, they will admire her determination to fend for herself and to survive, despite the narrowness of the society she was born into and the overprotectiveness of those around her.

  • Born in the late 1800s in Utah, USA, Amelia wrestles with her place in that world.
  • She fights to hold on to her identity and to live her life the way she wants to, despite a society not yet ready for independent women.
  • She is a complex woman who often acts against her own best interests.
  • Her life brings betrayal, deception, rape, murder, illness and death.


The author uses imagery, language and tone to paint the periodic setting and draw the reader into that period in time, making it a captivating read and an appealing read for all kinds of readers, not just those interested in Historical fiction


Excerpt from She Was Never the Same by Susan Glasier:


I feel anxious in this meeting and I feel my hands curl into tight fists. I break into Mr Mongomery’s legalistic speech and ask the only question I really want an answer to, “How did Mr. Goutière die? I didn’t know he was ill. He always seemed healthy.”

Even though we are the only ones in the room, Mr. Montgomery lowers his voice as though he doesn’t want anyone to hear what he has to say. “He had an accident,” he says, his voice condescending and abrupt.

I gasp and reach out for Catherine’s hand. “What accident?” I ask. “I don’t have that answer,” he snaps. “All I know is that poor Samuel died much too young.”

What about his parents? They would know how he died.”Readers will I glance at Catherine and back at the attorney. “He – Mr. Goutière – ” I stumble over his name as if I’d never heard it before. ‘Mr. Goutière led me to believe his parents were old and sick.’”

For more information about the author, click here.