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Local Author to Visit Campus for Book Signing and Cello Presentation

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The College Store's Book Nook at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will be hosting a book signing and cello presentation by author Margaret Bartley on Friday, April 29 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Bartley is a freelance writer and historian. She has a master's degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and lives in New York's Adirondack Mountains. She is a regular contributor to Adirondack Life magazine and an amateur cellist.

Her book, GRISHA (Otis Mountain Press), is the story of a struggle between father and son, both aspiring musicians. While the father fails in the musical world of Tsarist Russia, his son becomes a world famous cellist. For Gregor Piatigorsky, success meant escaping the grip of his father, surviving the murderous Russian pogroms, fleeing from the Bolshevik Revolution and twice escaping the Nazi Holocaust.

As World War II destroyed everything he had ever known, Piatigorsky found sanctuary at Windy Cliff, an abandoned castle in New Russia, N.Y. In 1942, he achieved his dream of becoming an American citizen.

For more information, call the College Store at 518-564-2082.

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