“Whitewashed Jacarandas” to be featured at hospital book sale
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary, in cooperation with Bob’s Beach Books, will hold its annual Spring Book Sale on Wednesday, May 4, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. The sale will focus on books and gift items for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation and summer reading. Customers may place a special order if the book or gift item they want is not available at the sale.
In addition, local novelist Diana Polisensky will be the featured guest author. Born in a small town in Southern Rhodesia, Polisensky moved to the United States as a young woman and worked in genetic engineering research. Now retired, she lives on the central Oregon Coast. She will be available to sell and sign copies of her novel, “Whitewashed Jacarandas,” which recently was ranked number two on Amazon’s Hot New Releases.
Based on real events in her family, the book tells the story of conflicting values, small minds and big ideals of a Colonial era that is seldom portrayed. A young Jewish doctor, married to a gentile, confronts dread disease, Victorian work practices, race prejudice and municipal complacency in an African Colony after World War II. For more information about the author and her work, go online to oncecalledhome.com.
The spring book sale is an annual fundraiser for the SNLH Auxiliary. A portion of sale proceeds goes to the Auxiliary for the purchase of a home health portable ultrasound unit.