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Friends of the Library Book Discussion on the New York Times best seller MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH by Michael Chabon.

2007-03-08 16:10:27

Bookcover from The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Cleveland State University Library
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Library)
Free and open to the community

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion on the acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Mysteries of Pittsburgh, by Michael Chabon. Set in industrial Pittsburgh in the mid-eighties, Michael Chabon's breakthrough coming-of-age novel chronicles the last summer of Art Bechstein's youth. Art meets the witty and beautiful Arthur Lecomte, who then introduces Art to the equally stunning Jane, her boyfriend, the legendary Cleveland, and worldly, exotic, and slightly eccentric Phlox. In the course of one summer, this band of colorful friends guides and thwarts Art in surprising ways as he confronts himself, his family, his sexuality, and the heartache of growing up.

About the author. Michael Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. and is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. His first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, was a national bestseller and was compared by critics to the best of Fitzgerald and Salinger. Upon publication of his second novel, Wonder Boys, he was hailed by The Washington Post Book World as "the young star of American letters." His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker and in Gentlemen's Quarterly.

Copies of Mysteries of Pittsburgh are available for check out at the CSU Library and on sale at the CSU bookstore.

Plan to attend this popular book discussion series. Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be served.

Posted 2007-03-08 16:10:27 by Barbara_Loomis.

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