H. A. Bryan • Sat. Aug. 25 • 2pm
Gathering Volumes is pleased to welcome H. A. Bryan to the store for a special reading and discussion of her book "Healing in the Woods." The first 50 attendees receive a free gift!
About the Book: Bullying, a serious problem, is encountered by most people during their lifetime. Local author H.A. Bryan’s book Healing in the Woods, showcases twins Annie and Drew, outcasts at school who are bullied by fellow classmates. At Bryan’s book reading and singing event, on Saturday, August 25, discover how the twins overcome obstacles through self-confidence, Herbalism, Runes, and old family secrets.
About the Author: H. A. Bryan has been writing for over 30 years. Her first love is creative writing, inspired by her seventh grade English teacher, Ms. Kaylor. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a Concentration in Journalism from Toledo University in Ohio. Ms. Bryan combines her journalistic background with a childhood full of bullies and structured education to create a unique, first person mystery and shares the natural healing process of self-empowerment.
Book Release: Interrupted Odyssey
Gathering Volumes is excited to celebrate Mary Stockwell's latest book release for "Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians" on September 12 at 6 pm!
About the Book: In this first book devoted to the genesis, failure, and lasting legacy of Ulysses S. Grant’s comprehensive American Indian policy, Mary Stockwell shows Grant as an essential bridge between Andrew Jackson’s pushing Indians out of the American experience and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s welcoming them back in. Situating Grant at the center of Indian policy development after the Civil War, Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians reveals the bravery and foresight of the eighteenth president in saying that Indians must be saved and woven into the fabric of American life.
About the Author: Mary Stockwell is a retired professor of history at Lourdes University, and the author of Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America; The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians; Woodrow Wilson: The Last Romantic; and several educational books for young people.
Genevieve Kirkbride • Sat. Sept 8 • 5:30pm
Gathering Volumes is pleased to welcome Genevieve Kirkbride to the store for a special reading and discussion of her book "Carmen." We hear that their may be baklava!
About the Book: Genevieve Kirkbride's debut novel, Carmen, is a compelling narrative of the life and legacy of a girl who left her family home full of hopes and dreams for a better future. The story is based on actual events in the life of the author whose mother, the central figure of the novel, was born in Damascus around WWI when the area was still under Ottoman rule. Her marriage to a much older man who could promise her passage to America was the beginning of years of hardship and abuse. What she endured and how she triumphed is a story that can inspire and motivate readers to find similar strengths within themselves.
About the Author: A post World War II immigrant, Genevieve grew up in a bilingual family and her sensitivity to cultural differences led her to many avenues of social activism. Ms. Kirkbride presents on discrimination, cultural differences, and personal bias to schools, universities, and businesses in Northwest Ohio.
Join us on September 8 at 5:30 pm to meet Ms. Kirkbride and get a signed copy of Carmen!
Brad Felver, Michael A. Ferro, and Lillian Li Fri. Sept 21 • 6pm
Gathering Volumes is thrilled to welcome Brad Felver, Michael A. Ferro, and Lillian Li to the store for a special reading and discussion of their books!
Brad Felver is a fiction writer, essayist, and teacher of writing. His collection of short stories, The Dogs of Detroit:Stories, won the 2018 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a major American literary award for short fiction in the English language. His other honors include the O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize special mention, and the Zone 3 Fiction Prize. Currently he serves as Lecturer and Associate Chair of the English Department at Bowling Green State University.
Lillian Li received her BA from Princeton and her MFA from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of a Hopwood Award in Short Fiction, as well as Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award. Her work has been featured in Guernica, Granta, and Jezebel. Her debut novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant, was named a Summer Must-Read by TIME, Buzzfeed, The Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, Fast Company, The Village Voice, Toronto Star, Fortune Magazine, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine
Michael A. Ferro has been awarded an Honorable Mention by Glimmer Train for their New Writers Award, received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award for Fiction, and been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. His latest novel, TITLE 13, is a darkly comic cautionary tale of mental illness and unconventional love. Michael graduated with a degree in Creative Writing from Michigan State University. In addition to his fiction and humor publications, Michael is also a Sportswriter and a Features Writer for CBS Detroit.
Join us on September 21 at 6 pm to meet all 3 authors!
Join us on Tuesday mornings at 10 am for Story Time!
We have moved our Euchre Night to Wednesday! Play starts at 7 pm. Join us for cards, community, and camaraderie!