Author Talk and Chamber Music at Northshire Bookstore

Author Talk and Chamber Music at Northshire Bookstore

Author Talk and Chamber Music at Northshire Bookstore

Elisa Cooper

Elisa Cooper

Join Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10, when author Elisa Cooper presents his new book, ‘Falling; A Father, a Daughter and a Journey Back.’ The award-winning author confronts a new world when faced with his daughter’s illness in this frank and beautiful memoir. Cooper spends his mornings writing and illustrating children’s books and his afternoons playing with his two daughters. But when he discovers a lump in five-year- old Zoe’s midsection, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, treatments, a drumbeat of worry. As the family moves to New York and Zoe starts kindergarten, they must navigate a new normal: school, soccer games and hot chocolates in cafes regularly interrupted by anxious visits to the hospital. Cooper is forced to balance his desire to be a protective parent even as he encourages his girls to take risks against the increasing helplessness he feels for his child’s well-being and his own. With the observant eye of an artist and remarkable humor, Elisha writes about what it took for him and his wife to preserve a sense of normalcy and joy in their daughters’ lives, how the family emerged from the experience healed and whole; and how we are all transformed by fear and hope for those we love.

On Saturday, June 11, at 7 p.m., come for chamber music with talented musicians from the Kinhaven Music School in Weston. The artists are students in Kinhaven’s new Young Artist Seminar for college and pre-professional students devoted to the intensive study and performance of chamber works. For information, call 802-362-2200 or visit northshire.com. Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center.

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