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New York City
May 2002

Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
By H. Harris Healy, III, President, Logos Bookstore,
1575 York Avenue (Between 83rd And 84th Sts.), New York, New York 10028
(212) 517-7282, Fax (212) 517-7197; WWW.NYCLOGOS.CITYSEARCH.COM

Amidst 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.

Transit: #4, #5, #6 Lexington Avenue Subway to 86th St., M15 Bus (First & Second Aves.), M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.)

Upcoming Events At Logos
Wednesday, May 1, 2002, 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Wednesday, May 8, 2002, 6-8 P.M., Joy Carol will speak, and sign copies of Towers of Hope: Stories to Help Us Heal
Wednesday, May 22, 5:30- 8 P.M., Philomene Gates will speak, and sign copies of A Soft Rebel Yell: From Grits to Gotham
Wednesday, June 5, 2002, 7 P.M. KYTV Reading Group will discuss Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw


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