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Friends of Cleveland State University Launch Local Authors Book Talk program, featuring Thrity Umrigar.

2006-03-24 15:52:55

Space between usCopies of Thrity Umrigar's book The Space Between Us are available for check out at the Cleveland State University Library.

Thrity UmrigarThe Friends of the Cleveland State University Library will launch a "Local Authors Book Talk" program, with novelist and journalist Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 26 at the Cleveland State University Library, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rhodes Tower, room 503, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The book talk is free and open to the community.

Ms. Umrigar will read from her new novel, which will be followed by a question and answer session. The Space Between Us tells the story of the lives of two women, one a upper middle class Bombayite and the other a domestic servant who has worked in her home for many years. It's a story about the bonds of gender and the divisions of class. Her book was the number one BookSense pick for February 2006 and has been on several regional bestseller lists.

Copies of The Space Between Us will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. Light refreshments will be served. Copies are also available for check out at the Cleveland State University Library.

Thrity Umrigar is also the author of the novel Bombay Time and the memoir First Darling of the Morning. A journalist for 17 years, she now teaches creative writing at Case Western Reserve University. She has a Ph.D. in English and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 1999-2000.

The Space Between Us was the number one BookSense pick for February 2006 and has been on several regional bestseller lists. The Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, "A ruminative novel . . . layered with keen, feminine insight into class and family, betrayal, guilt and love. Umrigar is at her best conveying the small moments that sustain or degrade the minuet of intimacy."


Posted 2006-03-24 15:52:55 by Tracy_Kemp.

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