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Library To Host Local Author

Vaddey Ratner writes about escape from Khmer Rouge.

The Potomac Library will be hosting a discussion by Cambodian born and Potomac resident Vaddey Ratner about her debut novel “In the Shadow of the Banyan” on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. “In the Shadow of the Banyon” details how Ratner and her mother escaped four years of “… forced labor, starvation, and near execution” during the Khmer Rouge revolution in mid-1970’s Cambodia.


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