McCarthyism and Teen Angst Converge in Debut Novel
Ellen Ruderman, author of “Chasing the Red Car,” will be reading from her book, answer questions, and sign copies at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.
Kim Lebow, Ruderman’s protagonist in “Chasing the Red Car,” is transplanted from the Bronx to the San Fernando Valley of 1947 and experiences an emotionally unpredictable home life as well as McCarthy era communist witch hunts that threaten her father and reach into her high school.
Ruderman’s debut novel draws parallels between the political repression of the 1950s and the abuses of executive power after 9/11.
A practicing psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in Encino, Ruderman is a mental health consultant, educator and author.
Latitude Hosts Children’s Book Author
Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Avenue, will host a book-signing event for “Billy Bunce Booberay,” a children’s book written by Laurie Power and illustrated by Donald Hendricks, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
For more information, call 494-5403. The website is Billybuncebooberay.com