by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday October 13 2011
Two new books have been launched by Slocan Valley authors in the past few months and the community is gathering to celebrate.
Both authors will host readings on the books — one a personal journey, while the other reveals the journey of the Slocan Valley — at the Harold Street location of the Slocan Community Library (Main Street).
On Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m., Margo Talbot will discuss and read from All That Glitters: A Climbers Journey through Addiction and Depression (Sono Nis Press). Talbot is a world-renowned ice climber with a compelling story of healing and self-discovery.
Bill Phillips, New York Times best selling author of Body-for-LIFE, said Margo’s book was an inspirational real-life story that “shows us that our lives' biggest challenges can also be our greatest opportunities for personal growth, transformation and enlightenment.”
The second event is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m., the day after we turn our clocks back for the annual time change.
Rita Moir will talk about and read from The Third Crop (Sono Nis Press).
This fascinating work of non-fiction is Moir’s fourth book, and is about life in the Slocan Valley from the late 1800’s through the 1940’s.
It contains many clear, previously unpublished photos belonging to local families and anecdotal stories about life in that era.
Both books, published by Sono Nis Press of Winlaw, will be available for purchase.
- Admission to the readings is by donation. The library can be reached at 250-355-2355.