Clara's Rib
Media Events
Clara's Rib: A true story of a young girl growing up in a Tuberculosis hospital

Media Events

Canadian Lung Association blog item entitled Author Anne Raina receives the Heather Crowe Award from Canadian Lung Association.

For coverage of Clara's Rib that appeared on the front page of the Book Section of the January 17, 2014 edition of the Ottawa Citizen please see Finding inspiration and hope bred in the bone.

A Royal Ottawa TB Sanatorium Reunion, Ottawa Citizen's The UpBeat

(Many of the following listed articles are 1/2 to 3/4 of a newspaper page in length and some are full page coverage.)


Chronic pain isn't slowing down this writer, Ottawa Citizen


Riverside Park author releases two new books, Ottawa South News

Julia Taylor of Munster illustrates two books, The Stittsville News


Anne Raina publishes two new children’s books, The Kemptville Advance

Anne Raina publishes two new children’s books, Manotick News

Napanee CKYM-MY FM88.7 Radio at 3:00 p.m.


A Royal Ottawa TB Sanatorium Reunion, Ottawa Citizen's The UpBeat

Interview, Juice FM, 97.5, Kemptville Radio Station at 2:30 p.m.

Interview with Leeanne Cusack, CTV News at Noon, Ottawa at 12:30 p.m.

Clara's Rib Reading and Signing at the King's Historical Society Museum, ( Valley)

Interview on Alive at Five News, CTV, Halifax, NS at 5:00 p.m.

Interview with Rabbi Bulka, CFRA Radio at 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Interview with Giacomo Panico, In Town and Out, CBC Radio at 7:15 a.m.

Finding inspiration and hope bred in the bone, By Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen


Upcoming speakers at the NGHS (North Grenville Historical Society): A TB Story and British Home Children

Local Author to speak to the NGHS in October

CKUT McGill University, Montreal, QC at 7:30 a.m.


Clara's Rib a story of courage and inspiration

Author of Clara's Rib comes to area

Clara's Rib an inspirational story of longevity and faith

Memoirs of a TB Patient paints grim picture of Sanatorium Life

Writer says Cornwall has special link to subject

Cogeco TV, Cornwall Public Library, Cornwall ON at 10:00 a.m.

Getting to Know your Neighbours

Woman's book recounts sister's battle with tuberculosis

Author to bring story of family, TB, to Sydenham Library

Brock News, Wedgewood Retirement Resort, Brockville ON at 2:30 p.m.

"I will never get used to my friends dying"

Learn more from the author of Clara's Rib at Brockville Public Library

Where: COGECO with Doreen Barnes, Wedgewood Retirment Resort, Brockville ON


Woman completes promise to deceased sister and publishes book

Book fulfills a sister's promise

CTV News, London ON at 1:00 p.m. to be aired at 6:00 p.m.

Ottawa-based author gives talks today

CTV News, Kitchener ON at 12:40 p.m.

Interview with Brian Perkin, Lake 88.1 Radio Station, Perth at 5:30 p.m.

Local author promotes book on Western Canada Tour

With Kim Sullivan on ezrock 97.7FM Radio between 10 and 12 p.m.

CTV Noon News Show, Saskatoon SK at noon.

SHAW TV, Saskatoon SK at 10:30 a.m.

CTV Noon News Show, Edmonton AB at noon.

Access TV, Regina SK at 3:00 p.m.

CJRT Radio, Regina SK at 11:00 a.m.

Author's promise to dying sister a tale of tragedy

14 years in 'the San' fails to dampen an indomitable spirit

Clara's Rib - the story of a 71-year-old survivor

Author fleshes out book from sister's rib souvenir

Clara Raina Flannigan, the book Clara's Rib and an interview with Anne Raina, will be featured on the Thursday evening segment of the CTV 6 p.m. news, called Amazing People.

CKCU interview with Gordon Walker at 9:00 a.m.

Clara's Rib co-author coming to Spencerville Library

Clara's Rib sheds light on TB

Black Lake cottager pens book about sister's struggle with tuberculosis


When Death Stalked Ottawa

Anna's interview on CBC's All in a Day at 5:40 p.m.

Growing up in Ottawa's TB Sanatorium

New book provides historical look at ROH

Mooney's Bay author chronicles sister's life at "The San"

Life at 'The San' as seen through young girl's eyes

Anne Raina, co-author of a new book, Clara's Rib, will be a guest on the John Counsell show, on CFRA Radio 580 on Tuesday, December 7, at 10:00 p.m. Clara's Rib is the true story of a young girl coming of age in a tuberculosis hospital, the 'San', in Ottawa, (now the site of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre), in the 1940s and '50s. Coincidentally, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Royal Ottawa Sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis. Clara entered the San as a 12 year old and was discharged for the final time when she was 26.

Even though Clara and Anne's family was ravaged by tuberculosis, faith, humour and a positive attitude prevailed. Not only will you find this book inspirational, but you will discover why, when Clara left the San for the last time, one of her own ribs was packed in her suitcase! Please tune in on Tuesday.

9:00 p.m. hour long interview with Rabbi Bulka about Clara's Rib. (Taped a few days earlier.)

Local writers booked at Ottawa Authors and Artisans Fair