Join us for a conversation with Narda Pitkethly, author of Nardagani: A Memoir – Finding Light in the Shadow of a Brother’s Disappearance. The memoir begins with the story of Narda’s brother, Jay, who vanished without a trace in September 2001 near the Big Wood River in Ketchum, Idaho. This begins a a prolonged period of searching, not only for her brother, but for inspiration and meaning in her life, which ultimately leads her back to a world that makes sense. Narda’s journey is a roller coaster of emotional survival, through the chaos of her childhood and adolescence to the liberating adventures of foreign travel in her twenties; from the legacy of addiction and depression to a hard-won life of calm sobriety. Woven throughout are the often-colorful strands of a broken family, shattered relationships, creative inspiration, hope and adventure, resilience and recovery. What she discovers along the way is not the brother she loved and lost, but a priceless gift she can offer the world.
Narda will be in conversation with Helen Morgus, Children’s & Young Adult Librarian at The Community Library, around her journey and writing and publishing her new memoir.
A book signing with Chapter One will follow.