Local author to discuss new book at Point Richmond library

Local author to discuss new book at Point Richmond library
Elaine Kelleher (Photo courtesy of the author)

By Kathy Chouteau

Point Richmond author Elaine Kelliher will appear for a meet and greet at the city’s West Side Branch Library about her book Do You Think I Cried Too Long? Mon., Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Kelliher will give a talk and sign books during her appearance at her local library. Light refreshments will also be on hand.

The 1950’s-era book is a fictionalized version of Kelliher’s life growing up in rural California in the care of a “gypsy” grandmother.

Its young character, Lily, advances through various rural California towns and schools, where she encounters gossip surrounding her mother’s death. A true crime thread also prevails regarding Lily’s mother, according to the author.

Kelliher elaborated that, during her library visit, she will share “her story, her writing process and her compassion for young people growing up with grief.” Her book is currently rated five stars on Amazon.

The West Side Branch Library is located at 135 Washington Ave. in Point Richmond. For more info, call (510) 620-6567.