Four local authors, each with dramatically different stories, make up the Winter Author Events series being hosted in February and March by the Richmond Public Library.
Pnina Granirer is first up, appearing at the main Brighouse branch (7700 Minoru Gate) fro 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.
Granirer’s ‘Light within the Shadows: A Painter’s Memoir’ is a lively and moving memoir recounting her life as an artist, wife and mother starting in Romania, continuing in Israel and concluding in North America.
On Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon, Ellen Schwartz will appear. Her book, 'The Princess Dolls', is a tale of friendship set in 1942 Vancouver. A highly-acclaimed author of 17 books for young children and teens, Schwartz has also written several historic novels dealing with social justice.
Author of ‘Mouth of Truth: Buried Secrets’, Lillian Boraks-Nemetz will also be visiting the library that afternoon from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Nemetz’s book is the unique story about a woman trapped in a vault of family secrets. Fourty years after the Second World War, she discovers the truth about her beloved father, who was a Jewish policeman in the Warsaw ghetto.
Dr. Lawrence Matrick and Rose Cuddy are scheduled to visit during the Winter Author Events series. They’ll both be at the library from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
Matrick’s latest work is ‘The Quisling’, a medical thriller about psychiatrist Zack Scarlatto who becomes involved with a violent Mexican drug cartel.
‘Return of the Jaguar’ is a political thriller Cuddy published posthumously that was written by her husband Norman Cuddy. It is based on a true story about a massacre of Indigenous peoples that occurred in Mexico in 1997. All events are free to attend, but pre-registration is required.