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End: 3:00 pm
Saturday, August 11th 1-3PM When a diligent young female lawyer, a resort and casino builder, and a Cambodian refugee's lives collide, anything can happen. At 8:47 A.M. on Wednesday, October 12, 1977, new-to-town businessman Bingham Murdock flew his small plane into New Orleans, banking it in such a way that a ray of sunshine shot through the city at light speed. Amalise Catoir saw the flash from her sixteenth floor law office window. Finally feeling alive after the death of her abusive husband, she imagined seeing the plane was a fate for her eyes only; a special connection between the unknown giver and she, the recipient of light. But someone else saw it, a six-year-old Cambodian refugee in foster care for whom a sudden burst of brightness reminds him of artillery fire. Destined to cross paths with the man and the child, Amalise doesn’t yet know the deeper spiritual lesson she will learn: that we are responsible not only for the things we do, but also for the things that we don’t. Pamela Binnings Ewen is discussing and signing her book, Chasing the Wind. If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.