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October 8, 2013

Author talk planned for Sunday at Temple Emanu-El

Author talk planned for Sunday at Temple Emanu-El

Author Stuart Tower will discuss his latest book “Branko” at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St., Haverhill on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. Breakfast is at 9:30 a.m. Admission and breakfast are free. The program is open to all.

Tower’s first book, “The Wayfarers,” was highly acclaimed and a movie is in the process of being made.

In his latest book, “Branko,” Tower continues the story. Witnessing the brutal massacre that takes his family, six-year old Branko Horvitch survives and goes on to a childhood fraught with abusive relatives and unspeakable Tsarist orphanages. But the story of Branko Horvitch is a celebration of unyielding determination in the face of near-overwhelming challenges. From a tragic beginning to the heights of American political power, this is a taste of a bitter-sweet, but never bland life. His is a world beset by disastrous global wars, changing societies, economic depressions and iconic figures from the pages of history. Surrounded by pathos and chaos, his pursuits in life bring with them unexpected romance and humor.

Tower is also the author of “Withered Roots: The Remnants of Eastern European Jewry,” a collection of interviews with aging Holocaust survivors in Romania, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Tower currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is visiting the Boston area to discuss his latest book. More information is available from Nancy LaFleur at 978-373-3861 or nancy@templeemanu-el.org.

Sullivan campaign reception planned

The Committee to Re-Elect Tom Sullivan to the City Council will host a campaign reception on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wang’s Table, 46 Merrimack St. in downtown Haverhill. Sullivan said he chose this restaurant because of a positive and exciting development he has been involved in regarding the restaurant’s planned move to 46 Washington St. For more information visit online at www.tomsullivan.us.

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