Criolla Hosted Tim Murphy, author of CHRISTODORA, in Well-Attended Presentation on Dec. 5

On Monday, December 5, 2016, Biblioteca Criolla was the proud host for writer Tim Murphy, author of his new book CHRISTODORA. His debut novel follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan’s East Village, the Christodora. The book recounts the heartbreak wrought by AIDS, illustrates the destructive power of hard drugs, and brings to life the ever-changing city itself.

Mr. Murphy read passages from his book and provided an insight to one of the main characters in the book, Mateo, and how this character battles his own demons and searches for his own identity.  We heard Mr. Murphy read phrases in Spanish, which gave the audience an opportunity to ask questions and get involved in conversation. The author wanted to keep it simple and his easy-going approach to this book read was what the audience needed and wanted. Nineteen people were in attendance, including Library Board President Curt Harris; Mayor’s Alternate Board Member Sonia Araujo, former Assistant Library Director (retired); and a representative from Mr. Murphy’s publisher.

At the end of the presentation, the author signed copies of his books and took pictures. Refreshments were served. Special thanks go to Cecile Tropel and Mario Kaczmar, whose assistance was indispensable.

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