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‘Anna’ book author Derechin will be signing his work Feb. 26 at Island Book Store

By Staff | Feb 25, 2015
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Michael Derechin, author of “Anna: A Doctor’s Quest into the Unknown” will be having a book signing at the Island Book Store Thursday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Anna” is set in 1973, as a cancer doctor, who is struggling with feelings of futility, reluctantly agrees to treat an 11-year-old girl. He treats Anna Bing, who is suffering from Hodgkin’s disease and decides to treat her with a risky, experimental regimen.

It’s Derechin’s debut novel, after retiring as a physician whose specialties were oncology and hematology.