Doctor-author offers new medical thriller

Leonard Goldberg, a physician, Charleston native and author of medical thrillers, has published a new book called "Plague Ship."

Produced by Midnight Ink in Minnesota, the book tells the story of a quarantined cruise ship in the Caribbean whose passengers struggle with a deadly bird flu contagion. "Plague Ship" is available in paperback for $14.99.

Goldberg divides his time between Los Angeles and the Lowcountry.

Local writer shares lessons of a caregiver

Mariann Chambers, a retired business executive who lives in Charleston, has published a candid account of what it means to be a caregiver.

Her book, "Who Are These People?" shares practical lessons about caring for aging loved ones, offering up doses of humor and emotion.

"Who Are These People?" is available from for $13.49.

Book event a chance to revisit segregation

"Witness to the Truth," published 10 years ago by the University of South Carolina Press, is an autobiography by John H. Scott and Cleo Scott Brown explaining the rationale behind segregation and its psychological effects on whites and blacks.

To mark the anniversary of its publication, the Royal Book Club is hosting a free special event featuring Brown at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sterett Hall at the Navy Yard, 1530 7th St., North Charleston.

Brown will sharing her father's story, which spans almost 100 years, from slavery until her father secured the right to vote.