Clara's Rib

Please join us to hear local author Anne Raina talk about Clara’s Rib, the true story of a young girl coming of age in a tuberculosis hospital in the 1940s and 1950s. Clara’s story focuses mainly on her years growing up in ‘the San’ in Ottawa. Discover why, when Clara left the San for the first time, one of her own ribs was packed in her suitcase. Seven of Anne’s siblings had tuberculosis, with two of her brothers and her father drying of the disease. Anne relates to how she came to understand this disease that so ravaged her family.

Anne has been invited to speak about Clara’s Rib across Canada. She was keynote speaker at the 2012 Ontario Lung Association Conference held in Toronto – TB: Making a Difference; and has presented to hospitals, libraries, museums, medical organizations, the Ottawa medical school, historical societies, faith communities, schools, Probus Clubs, book clubs and community groups.

The talk, discussion and book signing is being presented by the North Lanark Historical Society and will take place on Wednesday, September 16th, at 7:00 pm at the North Lanark Regional Museum. For more information, please call 613-257-8503.