Local author to sign books at Blaine event

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Award-winning local author Debu Majumdar will be present at a book-signing event starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 at the Blaine United Church of Christ at 885 4th Street. Majumdar will be signing his newest book, Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey. A slide presentation detailing life in India, where the book takes place, will accompany the event.

Event organizer Carol Choulochas first discovered Majumdar’s novel at her Blaine book club, Tuesdays with Books. She realized Majumdar would make a good candidate for an event at her church.

“When we read a book by a local author, we try to contact them and have them speak at our book group,” Choulochas said. “Since Debu is in Bellingham, he was very enthusiastic about it. Our church is looking for ways to reach out to the community. We’ve had other book signings at the church before, so it’s not unheard of for us.”

Choulochas and the 25 other members of her book club enjoyed the book for its mystery and the love story it contains. Majumdar grew up in India and writes about his home country in Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey.

“We liked the exotic location,” she said. “Even if it is fiction, you are learning about another country. Not just the geography, but the culture.”

Majumdar also has a children’s series, Viku and the Elephant. These books will be for sale at the event alongside Sacred River: A Himalyan Journey and his non-fiction book, From the Ganges to the Snake River. Refreshments will be provided. Attendees need not be church members to attend.

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