Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY

 

Grace in the race

August 13th, 2015

The first book by Vancouver lawyer-turned-writer Judy McFarlane, Writing with Grace (D&M $24.95) has been shortlisted for the $10,000 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction in 2015. It recounts the process of helping a woman with Down syndrome write her own book that is eventually distributed at a World Down Syndrome Congress. The reader learns about Grace’s frustrations with the term Down syndrome, her forced sterilization and a heart-wrenching visit to a grandfather who had wanted her institutionalized. 978-1-77162-025-3.

 

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