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October 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am
Join us for our third book presentation Monday, October the 6th @ 7 PM in Kitsilano.
Our guest author for this meeting is Daniel Kalla . We will discuss his novel “The far side of the sky” and we will have the chance to ask him how he manages to be a doctor, a writer and a family man.
About the book:
On the eve of World War II, Dr. Franz Adler, an Austrian Jew and renowned surgeon, is swept up in the wave of anti-Semitic violence washing over Vienna and flees to Shanghai with his daughter. There, at a Shanghai refugee hospital, Franz meets and falls in love with an enigmatic nurse, Soon Yi “Sunny” Mah. When the Japanese ally themselves militarily with Germany and overrun Shanghai, Adler struggles to keep the refugee hospital open while protecting his own family and trying to save the city’s Jewish community from a terrible fate.
See more at: http://vpl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2666710038_the_far_side_of_the_sky#sthash.tfGrts99.dpuf
There are 15 copies at the Vancouver Public Library. Hurry up and request a copy 🙂
Meet the author:
Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Daniel spends his days (and sometimes nights) working as an Emergency Room Physician at Saint Paul’s hospital. In his ‘off’ time, he writes and manages a dual career. He is the author of eight books, which have been translated into eleven languages to date, and two have been optioned for feature films.
Daniel received his B.Sc. in mathematics and his MD from the University of British Columbia, where he is now an assistant clinical professor and the Physician Operations Leader for St. Paul’s Emergency Department. He is married and the proud father of two girls in a home predominated by the XX chromosome (even his beloved Labrador retriever, Lola, is female.)
Space for this event is limited, so RVSP. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in the event 🙂
Refreshments will be provided.