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'Shadow of the Fathers'

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The Reading Corner Join Journalist Robert Friedman this Sunday for a reading and discussion of his novel "Shadow of the Fathers" at a bookstore in NYC's Lower East Side. Friedman's novel is set in Puerto Rico and is based on a true story that happened in PR. Friedman lived in Puerto Rico for over 20 years, and has been reporting on Puerto Rico for the San Juan Star for over two decades. Here is a blurb about the book: In the 1930s an American doctor sent by the Rockefeller Institute to do research in Puerto Rico wrote a letter claiming he had purposely killed eight of his patients. Dr. Cornelius Rhoads said he was doing his part to exterminate the island's 'degenerate' population. He later said the letter was just 'a joke,' but doubts remain. San Juan Star Washington correspondent Robert Friedman uses this factual incident as an inspiration for his fictional account of the aftermath of the event. "Shadow of the Fathers," a suspe
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The Reading Life Father Luis Barrios reads from his book "Coquiando: Meditaciones subversivas para un mundo mejor" at a recent event at Cemi Underground in East Harlem. (photo by Ismael Nunez)

'Coquiando' at Cemi

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Community Calendar 6 p.m., Thursday, July 10 Book presentation: "Coquiando: Meditaciones subversivas para un mundo mejor" by Father Luis Barrios Admission: FREE! Cemi Underground, NYC's El Barrio For more information, www.cemiunderground.com or www.coquiando.org . (Click on image to see larger text.)