AZ Author Series- Dave Bushy

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Wednesdays, 3:30-4:40pm

No registration | Questions, please call 480-488-2286 

Local authors discuss their inspiration for the art of writing and share their latest titles at Desert Foothills Library. Each author brings their own style to this series from lecture to book readings that will surely pique the curiosity.

Join us for one or all eight – the choice is yours to engage with area authors in DFL’s AZ Author Series 2023. Books by each author may be available at the event for purchase or bring along your own copy for an autograph. 

Wednesday, March 1st- Dave Bushy| The World Looked Away - Vietnam After the War 

This is the true story of Quoc Pham, a South Vietnamese Navy Officer who was sent to Reeducation Camps after the fall of the country in 1975. He was held captive for three years, but with the help of his wife, Kim-Cuong, escaped to Saigon and eventually, in 1980, made his way to freedom. He captained a 37-foot boat with 55 people aboard, departing into a storm in the South China Sea. It is the story of love, family and the struggle of a people in the aftermath of war – all while the world looked away.

Dave is the author of The World Looked Away – Vietnam After the War, published in 2018. He served in the U.S. Army as an Armor and Counterintelligence officer. He was Airborne and Ranger qualified. Dave was involved in commercial aviation for 37 years and served as a line pilot, chief pilot and eventually a senior executive at three airlines. Dave is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and earned his M.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of New Haven. He resides in North Scottsdale, Arizona and Eastham, Massachusetts with his wife Lisa. 

Wednesday, March 8th- Laurie Fagen | Bleeder  

Wednesday, March 22nd- Jeff Lelek | Sinai Prospect 



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