The Learned Owl Book Shop is excited to host award-winning author, Thrity Umrigar, for an intimate chat and book signing on Wednesday, June 27th, from 5:30-7pm. Thrity will be discussing her latest work, The Secrets Between Us. She is currently a professor at Case Western Reserve University. After earning a M.A. in journalism, Thrity worked for several years as an award-winning reporter, columnist and magazine writer. She also earned a Ph.D. in English. In 1999, Thrity won a one-year Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University, which is given to mid-career journalists. While at Harvard, Thrity wrote her first novel, Bombay Time. In 2002 she accepted a teaching position at Case Western Reserve University, where she is now the Armington Professor of English. She also does occasional freelance pieces for national publications and has written for the Washington Post and the Boston Globe's book pages.