Family from as far away as northwest Arkansas attended Martha Fitzgerald’s launch party for “Courtship of Two Doctors.” Cousin Marie, her husband, and two daughters came from Fayetteville.

“Marie remembers my parents well,” the author says. “Actually, Marie’s mother is my first cousin. She greatly admired her Aunt Alice and eventually followed her into medicine. We were all so impressed — she was a mother of four when she enrolled in medical school!”