Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead the book discussions in this series. All the events begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be held Cleveland State University in the Michael Schwartz Library, located in Rhodes Tower, room 503.
Free and open to the public - For more information: call 216-875-9734.
by Michael Frayn
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. Copehagen is also Cleveland State University-s Common Reading book choice for 2009/2010.
Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad
by Anne Hagedorn
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley's riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river.
Lies Will Take You Somewhere
by Sheila Schwartz
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
In a voice reminiscent of Cynthia Ozick, this Jewish/Gothic novel renders the fracture and healing of the Rosen family. Jane Rosen leaves her three daughters and husband Saul, a rabbi, to care for her mother in Florida. In Jane's absence, Saul discovers-through the deathbed confession of a man in his congregation-that his wife had an affair ten years earlier. Enraged, he ostracizes Jane from the family and strands her in Florida with her grief.
People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated prayer book through centuries of war, destruction, theft, loss, and love.
Dreamers of the Day
by Mary Doria Russell
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines.
Mary Doria Russell will visit Cleveland State University on Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00 in the Library as part of the Local Authors Book Talk Series.
Books for all the above events are available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore.