Join us at the Carroll Gardens Library (396 Clinton Street) Tuesday June 12 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to meet author Daniel Kalla. His seventh novel, THE FAR SIDE OF THE SKY (June 5, 2012, MacMillian/Tor-Forge) focuses on a short but extraordinary period of Second World War history, when the cultures of Europe and Asia converged. The Far Side of the Sky follows the story of Franz Alder, a widowed Jewish surgeon who, in the wake of Kristallnacht, is forced to flee his beloved Vienna and find sanctuary for his young daughter. Like thousands of other German Jews, the Adlers escape to the only city that will have them: Shanghai -- the "Paris of the East". There, Franz falls for Soon Yi "Sunny" Mah, a Eurasian nurse. The Far Side of the Sky is a grand, sweeping account of a world in tumult and a stirring sage about the value of family and courage in the darkest of times.
The Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library is pleased to present author -- and emergency room physician -- Dr. Daniel Kalla on Tuesday, June 12. He will read from the new novel and answer questions. Admission is free. Signed books are available for purchase.