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Part Two: Virtual Series featuring Book Discussion with Author Judith Redline Coopey
September 2 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Johnstown District Libraries Present: A Two-Part Virtual Series: Author Talk & Book Discussion featuring Judith Redline Coopey
Join libraries in Cambria, Indiana, and Somerset counties in celebrating Pennsylvania history! Author Judith Redline Coopey will discuss her writing and her novel, "Waterproof: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood".
Free copies of the book are available while supplies last. Contact your library for a copy to read, enjoy and keep! Also, check the availability of other titles by Coopey that you can borrow.
Join the presentation from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at global.gotomeeting.com/join/895522893. You can also dial in using your phone to (872) 240-3212 (Access Code 895-522-893).
Readers in Cambria, Indiana, and Somerset counties are invited to this special event featuring a discussion of the book "Waterproof: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood" by Judith Redline Coopey.
About the Book:
Fifty years after the dam collapsed sending a wall of destruction down on the city of Johnstown, Pamela McRae looks back. The flood took the lives of her fiancé and her brother, the sanity of her mother, and soon her father. Pam is left alone in poverty and despair. The arrival of Katya, a Hungarian runaway, gives Pam the chance to re-enter the world as a reporter for the Johnstown Clarion. Then Davy Hughes, Pam's dead fiancé, reappears. Someone is seeking revenge on the millionaire owners of the failed dam, and Pam thinks Davy might have something to do with it.
Waterproof examines how people react to tragedy: recover; succumb to the psychological affects; run away; rise to the challenge. For the survivors of the flood, it became the measure of their character.