New York-based writer Alina Adams immigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union as a child. Her experience and her family history of immigration, integration and assimilation inspired her 2020 historical novel The Nesting Dolls, about three generations of passionate, headstrong Jewish women.
Now she is sharing the experience of historical research, getting published and other insider information with Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) patrons during two author talk events.
According to a release from the library, Adams is conducting the talks over Zoom, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and Monday, Mar. 1, 2022, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Both 90-minute presentations will be the same, KFPL stated.
“Alina’s written content for across so many mediums including screen, web and print,” said Jake Miller, Adult Programming Librarian. “Combining this experience with her own life events to write Nesting Dolls makes for a fascinating story within itself.”
Patrons can register for their session of choice on the KFPL website, or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link immediately upon registration and will need to download Zoom in advance.
Those interested in future author talks can join KFPL for a talk with Denise Davy on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2022. According to the release, Davy will discuss her work Her Name was Margaret, a story about living on the streets and the failure of the psychiatric system.