Three local authors speak about their work at the Côte Saint-Luc Library

Authors Elaine Kalman Naves, Myra Giberovitch, and Sima Goel will be speaking about their books at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 pm during the Library’s Local Author Salon event. 

All three local authors have recently published books and will be sharing short excerpts with the public. Admission is free of charge.

Elaine Kalman Naves will be sharing from her book Portrait of a Scandal: The Abortion Trial of Robert Notman (Véhicule Press), which tells the story of a scandal in the famous Notman photography family and how it shook up Montreal society in the 1860s. Naves is a prize-winning writer, journalist, teacher, and broadcaster and was literary columnist for The Gazette for many years. 

Myra Giberovitch will read from her book Recovering from Genocidal Trauma: An Information and Practice Guide for Working with Holocaust Survivors (University of Toronto Press). Her book is a guide for readers of diverse backgrounds who live or work with people affected by the Holocaust. Giberovitch, an adjunct professor at McGill University, is a social worker who is internationally recognized for her work providing services to Holocaust survivors.

In her memoir Fleeing the Hijab (General Store Publishing), Sima Goel recounts her experience as a Jewish woman fleeing Iran for Canada. Her book tells the story of her difficult journey through two countries and cultures and how she ultimately fulfilled her dreams in Montreal. Goel is a chiropractor in Montreal who writes and gives workshops on health and wellness.

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