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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Selections: 2017-2018

2017-08-09 16:25:31

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its selections for their 2017/2018 Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public. Join us!

Super Boys

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
by Brad Ricca
Wednesday September 27, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

In time for the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, comes the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, creators of the DC Comics superhero Superman.—
Discussion leader: Brad Ricca, Author
Related: Visit the exhibit, Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, at the Cleveland Public Library through December 31, 2017

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove: A Novel
by Fredrik Backman
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

A feel-good story, Fredrik Backman’s best selling novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).
Discussion Leader: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head, Library Teaching & Learning Services.

Silent Night

Silent Night
by Stanley Weintraub
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce. In the early months of World War I, on Christmas Eve, men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. Despite orders to continue shooting, the unofficial truce spread across the front lines.
Discussion leader: Glenda Thornton, Director, Michael Schwartz Library.

Being Mortal

Being Mortal
by Atul Gawande
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. — Barnes and Noble
Discussion Leader: Vida Lock, served as Dean of Nursing at CSU.

A History of the World

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage
Date TBD (NEW: In May 2018 near the end of the semester)

In early May, 2018 the Friends of the Library will host an excursion to a local brewery followed by lunch and a book discussion of A History of the World in 6 Glasses. Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history. —
Discussion leader: Frank M. Klaus, President, Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email Barbara Loomis.


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