Author to speak at Minot-Sleeper Library Sept. 12

BRISTOL — The Literary Circle of Minot-Sleeper Library is pleased to invite the public to a free presentation by author Betsy Woodman on Thursday, September 12 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Woodman is the author of Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes released in 2012 and Love Potion Number 10: A Jana Bibi Adventure released just this August. Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes is set in the 1960's in a small Indian Hill Station in what is now Uttar Pradesh, India. Janet Laird (Jana Bibi), a Scottish woman, inherits her grandfather's house and moves in with her chatty parrot, Mr. Ganguly. When the town becomes threatened by a planned government dam, Jana and her new friends scheme to save the village.

In the newest Jana Bibi adventure, Love Potion Number 10, Jana, Mr. Ganguly the loose-beaked parrot, and the rest of the gang are back as their small town in India is baffled by an espionage mystery and a homemade remedy turns everyone's thoughts towards love. Jana's fortunetelling has brought a lot of attention to the small town of Hamara Nagar, and now all eyes are on the Scottish-born card-reader Jana. Some people, though, are not to be trusted, and Mr. Ganguly finds himself at the center of a potential kidnapping that puts Jana and her household on edge. Meanwhile, love is in the air and, thanks to Abinath's Apothecary, it's also in a bottle. Abinath has created Love Potion Number 10 that has Jana asking herself, is a new love possible at age 59?

Betsy Woodman spent ten childhood years in India, studied in France, Zambia and the United States, and now lives in her native New Hampshire. She has contributed nonfiction pieces and several hundred book reviews to various publications, and was a writer and editor for the award winning documentary series, Experiencing War, produced for the Library of Congress and aired on Public Radio International.

For more information about this free event call Rebecca Herr at 744-6526.