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Adjunct Faculty Member Book Signing Oct 16

Souvenirs book coverJulia Lauer-Cheenne, an adjunct faculty member in French, was among nine local authors to participate in a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Lincoln on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008.

Lauer-Cheenne signed copies of her first novel "Souvenirs" at the store in SouthPointe Pavilions Shopping Center.

The book centers around Ruth who travels to Africa's Ivory Coast to serve in the Peace Corps. She meets Ivorian school teacher, Kwassi, and finds herself unable to resist his charms. Little does Ruth know about Kwassi's future as tribal leader and inheritor of the secret healing power of the Séképoné. While she fights to understand the complex web of his culture's magic and mystery, Kwassi becomes a victim of his own spells and falls more deeply in love with Ruth. As lovers, they spiral into a web of contradictions, clashes of culture, and misperception. As individuals, they struggle to accept their separate destinies before it is too late.  

Lauer-Cheenne started teaching French at Doane College in 2006, although she has taught for many years. For more information on her book, click here; and for more information on her, please visit: http://jlauer-cheenne.com/