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Soulmates & Strangers

Carbon County, PA – January 23, 2022 – Celebrate Book Lovers Month on February 23rd with CCEDC’s Women in Business Committee. This Luncheon will be at Palmerton Public Library at 11a.m. and includes a catered lunch by Jokers are Wild Cafe, plus wonderful program.

Local Author Judith W. Umlas has penned a personal memoir. This featured speaker is familiar to the Women in Business Committee. She has composed the titles Grateful Leadership, and The Power of Acknowledgement. Judith now gets personal with a memoir told through letters. 

The publication titled, Soulmates & Strangers allows Judith the opportunity to meet her mother, Sylvia as a young girl of 15 from the Bronx through letters to her French pen pal Claudia of Lyon, France. This is a true account of a 70-year-old friendship that lasts through their youth, times of war, and adulthood. This book touches the heart of every daughter. 

During this luncheon you will hear Judith read an excerpt from Soulmates & Strangers, and discuss the world of publishing, and self-publishing. Soulmates and Strangers retails for $19.95, however a special event price of $15.95 can be added directly to your luncheon ticket and shipped directly to you.

To purchase your luncheon ticket and book please contact Marianne Rustad at the CCEDC office.
Call 484-943-9669 or email
You can also register online at

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