Author Roslyn Franken to speak at the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on November 1

Author Roslyn Franken will present a multimedia program based on her internationally acclaimed book, Meant To Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit, on Thursday, November 1 at 2pm, at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. 

Franken is an inspirational speaker, author, cancer survivor, and proud daughter of Holocaust and atomic bomb survivors. She will tell the unforgettable story her parents' amazing survival, love and triumph of the human spirit as two unlikely survivors of the Second World War. Her mother survived the Holocaust concentration camps of Nazi Europe, while her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a prisoner of war in Japan. These  two young prisoners of war in opposite sides of the world survived in the most extraordinary of circumstances and found everlasting love in Montreal  against all odds. Their remarkable life story was the subject of a Gemini award-nominated television documentary entitled Tea at the Embassy and a feature film adaptation of Roslyn’s book is currently underway.

Her presentation promises to  have uplifting lessons for us all. This is a free event open to the public. For more information, please contact Danielle Belanger, ext. 4205 or

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