Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio in New Milford will hold a book reading by Newtown author CJ Golden Aug. 24 at 2 p.m.

Golden will read from her latest book, "Reflections From Beyond: Sharing a Message of Hope, Peace and Kindness," and lead a discussion on the topic.

The book is about the life and near-death experience of Tracy LaCroix, a Virginia man who had no perceptible heartbeat for 1½ hours before regaining consciousness, spiritually renewed and fortified with a life-affirming message.

Golden is donating $1 from each sale of "Reflections from Beyond" to the Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families, a program of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut.

The gallery is at 25 Church St.

For more information, call 860-355-6009.