Anna Krushinski, also known by her pen name, Marie Krushing, will be signing her first novel, Dream Maker in the Desert, at the Learned Owl Book Shop (204 N. Main St, Hudson) on July 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. The book chronicles the adventures of Emmet Watts, an awkward 15 year old. Little does he know [...]
Archive for July, 2010
Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness, by Nahoko Uehashi. 2010 Batchelder Honor Book. OK, this book wasn’t so depressing, although it is serious. Balsa is back, and she heads to her native Kanbal hoping to lay rest her personal demons of guilt regarding her foster father Jiguro and her past. What she finds is a [...]
Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher. 2010 Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers. Incredibly layered and nuanced. Clay one day finds a box of cassette tapes. He discovers they are a recorded message from Hannah, a girl from his class who committed suicide. She left 13 stories for 13 people, each who were tied [...]
Neil Zurcher, known for his “One Tank Trips,” recently added another book to his personal bookshelf with “Tales from the Road.” For details, visit Gray and Co.’s website.
Stefanie Wass, a local Hudson resident, has a story, “Coach,” which is featured in the recently released Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad. As a freelancer, Wass’s essays have been published in The Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Christian Science Monitor, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron Life and Leisure, Cleveland Magazine, The Writer Magazine, Cup of Comfort for [...]
The Kent State University Press recently reprinted “The Bruiser” and “Beggars of Life,” both by Jim Tully, and both include an introduction from Cuyahoga Falls resident Mark Dawidziak. The Bruiser is the story of Shane Rory, a drifter who turns to boxing and works his way up the heavyweight ranks. Like Tully, Shane starts out as [...]
Author Janis Froelich will be signing copies of her memoir, My Life Looking Back at a Murder, at the Learned Owl Book Shop (204 N. Main St, Hudson) on July 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. In 1974, Janis Froelich and Linda McLain were young homemakers. Both took temporary jobs with the 57th PGA Championship at [...]
Gary Palmer will sign and discuss his new novel, The Palatine, to the Learned Owl Book Shop on Saturday, July 24th at 3 p.m. Palmer is a local writer and Life Management Coach. His first book, Chagrin Falls, is a popular memoir of growing up in the area. The Palatine is set in an 18th century Germany. It chronicles the [...]
Pilgrim United Church of Christ’s Diversity Committee is sponsoring a Town Hall Discussion on Immigration Policy and Conditions in the USA on Thursday, July 22 at 7pm at Pilgrim UCC, at 2592 West 14th St. in Cleveland. The screening of the movie A Day without A Mexican will be followed by a town hall discussion moderated by Cleveland immigration attorney [...]
Chad Murphy with the Record-Courier has recently launched a blog version of The Weekender, which you can find here. I’ve also included a permanent link in my RPC Blogs page. So go take a look, especially if you are looking for the latest entertainment news, or for a diversion during the week.