WILEY CASH: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

WILEY CASH: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

Wiley Cash is the award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and the acclaimed This Dark Road to Mercy. He comes to Thurber House to discuss his latest release, The Last Ballad. Set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events, The Last Ballad is the chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill in the face of oppression and injustice. Ella May Wiggins works the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The dirty, hazardous, low-wage job is the only way she can support her four young children after her no-good husband has run off again. Intertwining myriad voices, Wiley brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America.

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MASHA HAMILTON: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

MASHA HAMILTON: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

Masha Hamilton is the 2017 John E. Nance Writer-In-Residence at Thurber House. Hamilton’s fifth novel, What Changes Everything, explores America’s twisted, misguided, generous relationship with Afghanistan through an ensemble of heartening characters. Stela Sidorova, who owns a used bookstore in Ohio, writes letter after letter hoping to comprehend the loss of a son on an Afghan battlefield. We witness the stories of Mandy, the mother of a gravely wounded soldier from Texas, Danil, an angry Brooklyn street artist, and Todd, an aid worker who for a moment let down his guard in a Kabul marketplace. Meanwhile, we follow the lives of two Afghans who reveal the complexity of their culture, the emotions that hold it together, and those that threaten to fracture it.

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BRIAN KILMEADE: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

BRIAN KILMEADE: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

Brian Kilmeade is the co-host of the popular "Fox & Friends" morning show on the Fox News Channel, and the host of "Kilmeade and Friends" on Fox News Radio. Brian’s latest book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle that Shaped America’s Destiny, traces the story of Andrew Jackson and one of the most pivotal battles in American history. When the British fought the young United States in the War of 1812, they knew that taking the mouth of the Mississippi River was the key to crippling the former colony, but they didn't count on General Andrew Jackson--a formidable military leader who rallied the divided inhabitants of New Orleans, bringing together Frenchmen, Native Americans, freed slaves, pirates, and Kentucky woodsmen and molded them into a formidable fighting force.

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LISA BLACK: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

LISA BLACK: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

As a forensic scientist for the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, Lisa gathered a wealth of knowledge that she has utilized to become a prolific New York Times best-selling author. In her latest book, Unpunished, a copy editor at the fictional Cleveland Herald is found hanging above the wheels of the paper’s printing press. When the evidence suggests murder, forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner must place her trust in Jack Renner, a person she doesn't trust at all. Jack, a homicide detective who takes the law into his own hands, may be the only person who can help Maggie unmask the killer as the murders keep adding up.

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SALLY FINGERETT: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

SALLY FINGERETT: EVENINGS WITH AUTHORS

Columbus resident Sally Fingerett, a folk singer/songwriter and a founding member of the musical comedy theatre troupe, Four Bitchin’ Babes, will come to Thurber House to talk and sing her way through her book, The Mental Yentl: Stories From a Lifelong Student of Crazy, and her CD, The Mental Yentl: Songs From a Lifelong Student of Crazy. Fingerett will chronicle her comical, flaw-filled life as a musician and twice-married, M&M-addicted mother of three. She celebrates the insanity of the ordinary, the angst of the extraordinary, and the medicated Matriarchs who handed down their love of family, big thighs and wack-a-doodle DNA.

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