Author Events-Adults

Father Damian at the Learned Owl

This year, Fr. Ference published his new book, The Strangeness of Truth, where he explores the beauty of Catholicism throughout Christ and his own life. Come to the Learned Owl February 1st to our meet and greet and book signing with him!

Strangeness of Truth: Vibrant Faith in a Dark World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780819891266
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Published: Pauline Books & Media - February 8th, 2019

Lisa Damour at the Hudson Library

Dr. Lisa Damour, Cleveland psychologist and bestselling author of Untangled, returns to the Hudson Library to discuss her latest book, Under Pressure about the alarming increase in stress and anxiety in girls, how to understand it and what can be done about it. 

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399180057
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 12th, 2019

Judith Grisel at the Hudson Library

Renowned behavioral neuroscientist Judith Grisel will be discussing her book Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction. The book uncovers the science behind addiction interwoven with Grisel’s own personal stories as a recovered drug addict to reveal the brain’s critical contributions to addictive behavior. 

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385542845
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Published: Doubleday - February 19th, 2019

Jason Prufer: "Small Town, Big Music" at the Learned Owl

Relying on oral histories, hundreds of rare photographs, and original music reviews, this book explores the countercultural fringes of Kent, Ohio, over four decades. Firsthand reminiscences from musicians, promoters, friends, and fans recount arena shows featuring acts like Pink Floyd, The Clash, and Paul Simon as well as the grungy corners of town where Joe Walsh, Patrick Carney, Chrissie Hynde, and DEVO refined their crafts. From back stages, hotel rooms, and the saloons of Kent, readers will travel back in time to the great rockin' nights hosted in this small town.

Small Town, Big Music: The Outsized Influence of Kent, Ohio, on the History of Rock and Roll Cover Image
By Jason Prufer, Joe Walsh (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781606353479
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Published: Kent State University Press - January 29th, 2019

Victoria Johnson at the Hudson Library

The Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes Victoria Johnson, who will discuss her latest book, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The book uncovers the untold story of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s personal physician, whose dream to build America’s first botanical garden inspired the young Republic. Of the book, The New York Times Book Review says, “Did Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton leave you with an appetite for more?

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631494192
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 5th, 2018

Terry Pluto at the Stow Library

Meet award-winning journalist, sports columnist and author Terry Pluto as we continue our exciting Meet the Author Series in 2019.  Books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.  This program will be held in the Stow-Munroe Falls Room and is cosponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and the Friends of the Library.

Claire McMillan at the Twinsburg Library

The 50 Book Challenge welcomes Claire McMillan, author of Gilded Age and The Necklace, for a visit to celebrate the kick-off of the 2019 challenge. Challengers who completed 50 books in 2018 will receive their special reward, but there will be refreshments and prizes for all!

The Necklace: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501165054
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Published: Atria Books - August 14th, 2018

Gilded Age Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451640489
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 12th, 2013

Steven Pinker at the Hudson Library

Linguist, author, and psychologist Steven Pinker will be speaking about his latest book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. In his book, he urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom to show that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. Bill Gates called Enlightenment Now his “new favorite book of all time.”

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525427575
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Published: Viking - February 13th, 2018

Robin Hutton at the Hudson Library

Bestselling author Robin Hutton will discuss her latest book, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II. Hutton brings the animal heroes of World War II to vivid life with the heartwarming and sometimes hilarious history of bona fide heroes of feather and fur.

War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781621576587
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Published: Regnery History - September 18th, 2018

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