Reading of new Walhachin book at Ashcroft Library

Larry Jacobsen will read from his new book Walhachin:Birth of a Legend on Sept. 25.

The TNRD Library System is hosting a reading and discussion led by local author Larry Jacobsen on Thursday, Sept. 25, 4 p.m., at the Ashcroft Library.

Jacobsen will be discussing his non-fiction book Walhachin: Birth of a Legend and will include a Powerpoint presentation.

Jacobsen’s book provides a fresh perspective on the timeless legend of Walhachin and includes magnificent, century-old photos that not only tell the utopian community’s story in a new way, but they also provide startling evidence to support a different theory about the historic settlement’s undoing.

Jacobsen grew up on farms in B.C. and Alberta. He first came to Kamloops in 1953 and worked briefly at Tranquille in the tuberculosis sanatorium that was active at that time.

Signed books may be purchased from the author after the presentation.

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