H. Harris Healy, III, President, Logos Bookstore,
1575 York Avenue (Between 83rd And 84th Sts.), New York, New York
(212) 517-7282, Fax (212) 517-7197; WWW.NYCLOGOS.CITYSEARCH.COM
this time of great tragedy in the aftermath of the World Trade
Center destruction and the war in the Middle East, there can be
healing and hope. Towers of Hope: Stories to Help Us Heal
by Joy Carol is a wonderful collection of true stories of hope
and healing. There is Gary, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict
who suffers from shingles listening to stories of World Trade
Center survivors. Later that day he goes home, takes a shower
and watches his shingles, become scabs that wash off his body.
Anna, a Hungarian Jew, survived World War II, the Holocaust and
concentration camp as well as the deaths of her mother and sister
there as she had official papers of a foreigner that allowed her
to be deported to Denmark. Tom, the driven, executive and serious
drinker, underwent a major transformation in his life when his
reckless driving while under the influence killed his car passenger.
Tom pleaded guilty to manslaughter, served time in prison and
spoke to high school students about what he had done and the consequences
of his actions..
There are also stories of adapting to long-term and terminal illnesses.
Faithe and Jud talk about how they made adjustments in their life
so Faith could lead a rewarding life in spite of multiple sclerosis.
The author has also included in this book her friend Goldy’s account
of how she prepared for death after she was diagnosed in being
in the late stages of terminal cancer.
Hope does exist amidst suffering, as Joy Carol shows the reader
so well in this book. Joy Carol will speak and sign copies of
Towers of Hope: Stories to Help Us Heal on Wednesday, May
8, 2002, 6-8 P.M. All are welcome.
Another talk and book signing taking place in May at Logos is
one for the book, A Soft Rebel Yell: From Grits To Gotham
by Philomene Gates. The author will speak about her book and sign
copies on Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 to 8 P.M. Her account of
her life is fascinating. Growing up in Orlando, Florida she took
dance lessons from the Ebsen Academy, run by the father of the
actor Buddy Ebsen. She lived with her family for several years
in the Dubsdread Country Club and Development where her father
and two other partners started the Dubsdread Golf Club. At various
times, Bobby Jones, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney and Babe Ruth played
pro-am exhibition matches. Her circle of friends in college and
law school included Philip Graham, later of the Washington
Post, and Hedley Donovan and John Oakes, then of the Washington
Post later of the New York Times. In exchange for foregoing
Yale Law School and attending George Washington University Law
School with a promise to provide her own support, she received
a graduation present from her parents of a trip to Europe under
the auspices of the Open Road organization for the summer of 1938.
Included in this trip were stops in Stalin’s Soviet Union, Nazi
Germany, Mussolini’s Italy, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Her zest
for life shines through this book, whether a child, a student,
a lawyer, a wife or a mother.
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Events At Logos
May 1, 2002, 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
May 8, 2002, 6-8 P.M., Joy Carol will speak, and sign copies of
Towers of Hope: Stories to Help Us Heal
May 22, 5:30- 8 P.M., Philomene Gates will speak, and sign copies
of A Soft Rebel Yell: From Grits to Gotham
June 5, 2002, 7 P.M. KYTV Reading Group will discuss Major
Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
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