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Meet the authors at the Pine Island Public Library

By Staff | Jan 18, 2010

From peace and tranquility to action and adventure, island authors cover a variety of topics. This week, readers will have a unique opportunity to meet two of the island’s most accomplished authors who will each provide perspectives from two very different genres.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, meet Matlacha author, Robert Macomber. Stop by the library beginning at 6 p.m. to take a journey with the award-winning novelist to the ancient quarter of Havana to discover the story contained in his latest work “The Darkest Shade of Honor” scheduled to be released on March 1. Macomber will share the story of his travels and adventures experienced while researching material for his seventh book in the Honor Series which offers up an opportunity to sense the sounds, tastes and smells of a 500-year-old city that has remained virtually untouched over the last half-century. Macomber also will reveal the unusual connection between Florida and Cuba, which is a part of history many may not know.
The Darkest Shad of Honor finds Macomber’s running character, Peter Wake, in 1886 where he begins his adventure in New York City. The story then takes Wake on to Ha-vana, Key West, Tampa and some of the South-west Florida islands.
Always happy to personally inscribe his books, Macomber will have copies of his internationally acclaimed novel, “The Honored Dead” which can be purchased during this special presentation.
Poetry lovers will want to be sure to attend the next presentation at the library scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23. Beginning at 2 p.m. Join Pine Island author, Marsha Perlman as she reads from her recently released book “Spirit LIfe.” Her poetry runs the gambit of emotions derived from her life experience. Perlman’s writing describes her encounters that will evoke surprise and humor as well as some scary and magical moments with nature and the wildlife that exists along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Taking things a step further, Perlman also will share her favorite stories that led to the development of some of the poetry found between the pages of her book. Following Perlman’s formal presentation, time will be available for questions and discussions with the author.
The programs offered with Robert Macomber and Marsha Perlman are free and open to the public and are made possible by the Friends of the Pine Island Public Library. The library is located at 10700 Russell Road in Bokeelia just north of the center and for more information, call the library at 533-4350.