Library is site of local authors’ book signing
An informal Meet-and-Greet will be held for three local authors at the R.H. Johnson Library from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16. Stop in to chat with the authors and see the books they have written; they will be happy to sell and autograph their books for you.
Registration is not necessary for this event. The books and authors are as follows:
- Debbie Petrina wrote Managing MS: Straight Talk from a Thirty-One-Year Survivor from experience both personal and as a National MS Society volunteer. Multiple sclerosis isn’t fatal or contagious but it is a disabling neurological disorder that has no cure. It impacts millions of people, lasts a lifetime, and has high costs. Managing MS is an informative, inspiring, and practical handbook in which Ms. Petrina offers advice on a wide array of topics.
- Writing has always been an integral part of life for New York native and Arizona author Ann I. Goldfarb. Her freelance nonfiction can be found in trade magazines for Madavor Media and Jones Publications but her real passion is writing mystery-suspense. Ms. Goldfarb’s first novel, The Face Out of Time, was recognized with an award from the Arizona Authors Association in 2011. Her fourth, The Last Tag, received a stellar Kirkus Review. Ms. Goldfarb has conducted a number of writing workshops for students and adults; she is scheduled to present one at the library in December.
- The Eleventh Commandment: A Jewish Childhood in Nazi-Occupied France by Rabbi Leo Abrami is the poignant memoir of hiding on an isolated farm. Rabbi Abrami served as the spiritual leader at Beth Emeth Congregation in Sun City West from 2002 to 2006. As a Jewish boy in France during World War II, he evaded Nazi persecution when his mother sent him to live in Normandy disguised as a Catholic boy. After the war, he became a rabbi, serving synagogues and communities from Berkeley to South Africa to Guatemala.