Author Study

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— Kathryn Harrison

Author Study Events

A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:30pm

Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in." ~The New York Times

Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:30pm

Here is the novel Russo was born to write. Coursing with humor and humanity, the sixth novel by the bard of Main Street U.S.A. gives full expression to the themes that have always been at the heart of his work: the all-important bond between fathers and sons, the economic desperation of small-town businesses, and the lifelong feuds and friendships that are a hallmark of small-town life.

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