Four Books on "The Game"

Today will mark the 110th meeting of Ohio State and Michigan football teams otherwise known as “The Game.”  As a lifelong University of Michigan fan I have to admit I am not looking forward to it.  The utter collapse of the Wolverines offense has sucked all the joy out of the season. The fact that Ohio State’s new coach Urban Meyer has not lost a game and looks to notch its 24 straight win in Ann Arbor makes it all the more painful.  But in this game anything can happen and...

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Sharon Short at The Thurber House July 10

For anyone in the Central Ohio Area be sure to check out the latest Summer Literary Picnic event: Who: Sharon Short When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:00 pm Cost: $30 for Dinner and Reading; $15 for Reading Only Sharon Short: For more than ten years, Sharon Short wrote “Sanity Check,” a column in the Dayton Daily News, covering a variety of subjects like ‘The Dog Ate My Lipstick’ or ‘Love Is a Duct Tape Purse’ – all reflecting Short’s philosophy in life: we all goof up at one...

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Tess Gerritsen in Columbus tomorrow (July 12)

I am late getting to this but wanted to throw it out there in case anyone from Columbus or Central Ohio can make it: Thurber House announces its first ever Special Summer Event featuring Tess Gerritsen, international bestselling author of the hugely popular Rizzoli & Isles suspense series. She will be reading at the Canzani Center on the campus of the Columbus College of Art & Design on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Silent Girl is the brand new novel in the series featuring...

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Tess Gerritsen in Columbus tomorrow (July 12)

I am late getting to this but wanted to throw it out there in case anyone from Columbus or Central Ohio can make it: Thurber House announces its first ever Special Summer Event featuring Tess Gerritsen, international bestselling author of the hugely popular Rizzoli & Isles suspense series. She will be reading at the Canzani Center on the campus of the Columbus College of Art & Design on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Silent Girl is the brand new novel in the series featuring...

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In the Mail: Clouds Without Rain

Clouds Without Rain: An Amish-Country Mystery (Amish Country Mystery 3) by P.L. Gaus From the Publisher A compulsively readable new series that explores a fascinating culture set purposely apart. In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or “English,” who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or...

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In the Mail: Broken English

*This got lost in all the confusion the last few weeks* Broken English: An Amish-Country Mystery (Ohio Amish Mysteries) by P.L. Gaus From the Publisher The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, is rocked by the vicious murder of one of its citizens at the hands of an ex-convict. When a local reporter covering the story ends up dead as well, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the first victim. But...

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