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Signings on tap for book about cousins and friendship

Barnes and Noble at SUNY Buffalo State and the Amherst Senior Center will host book upcoming signings for “Cousins,” a new book by Linda Chalmer Zemel.

Zemel, a Buffalo native, mother of two, and grandmother of six, writes the Buffalo Books and Buffalo Alternative Medicine columns for She was among students bused to Riverside High School in the 1960s, an inspiration for her stage play, “Reunion.”

Her family inspired “Cousins,” which explores the question for kids: “Why are cousins friends but more than friends?”

The first book signing will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday at the bookstore in the Buff State Campbell Student Union.

A second signing will take place at 12:30 p.m. April 30 at the senior center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.

The book can be ordered at or, can be purchased at the signings, or ordered in advance for the signings by emailing

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