Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 3:00 in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 503 to discuss the transformative novel, The Line by Olga Gurshin. Richard Fox, the Head of CPL's Popular Library, will lead book discussion.
Gurshin's stunning debut drew praise that placed her in the top rank of young literary voices. Now she returns with that rarity: a second novel even more dazzling than her first. The Line: the universal symbol of scarcity and bureaucracy that exists wherever petty officials are let loose to abuse their powers. The line begins to form on the rumor that a famous exiled composer is returning to Moscow to conduct his last symphony. Tickets will be limited. Nameless faces join the line, jostling for preferred position. But as time passes and the seasons change and the ticket kiosk remains shuttered, these anonymous souls take on individual shape. Unlikely friendships are forged, long-buried memories spring to life, and a year-long wait is rewarded with unexpected acts of kindness.
Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series Continues on April 13
The Friends welcome local author Kelly Boyer Sagert, who will discuss her book, Joe Jackson, A Biography (Baseball's All-time Greatest Hitters. Sagert's biography of "Shoeles Joe" traces the life of one of baseball's master hitters and one of its most controversial players. Discussion followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public, but call 216-875-9734 or email reservations to reserve a seat.
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