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@Ravenna - Could You Be Startin' From Somewhere Else? by Michael Shurgot

Jul 23 2014 7:00 pm

Michael Shurgot

Could You be Startin' From Somewhere Else? Sketches from Buffalo and Beyond

Wednesday, July 23rd at 7pm

 

A kaleidoscopic mixture of memory and history, Shurgot explores his early years growing up in a middle-class, multi-ethnic neighborhood in Buffalo, NY from the late 1940s to the early 1960s to find the roots of his adult life. The book evokes an era and a culture in post World War II America that, while vastly different from our own, is, as the author shows, worthy of remembrance.  

These "sketches" evoke fond memories of the author's childhood: an exuberant, witty Irish mother; a reserved, quiet Ukrainian father; often turbulent relations between siblings and parents in an era of prescribed parenting roles in traditional families; and the enduring love that kept this family intact during economic hardships and personal difficulties. 

Individual chapters explore the author's courageous efforts to deliver a morning paper in cold, snowy Buffalo; his humorous, valiant, yet finally pathetic efforts to follow in his father's athletic footsteps, especially as a baseball player; his early encounter and later struggles with faith and organized religion; the "cruisin'" car culture of the early 1960s; the demanding Jesuit educational system that propelled him into an academic career; and reflections on his own role as husband and parent.

 

$12.00
ISBN-13: 9781495248900
Availability: Not in Stock- Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Createspace, 4/2014

@Ravenna - The Wax Bullet War by Sean Davis

Aug 6 2014 7:00 pm

On September 12, 2001, a year and a half after finishing his military service, Sean Davis strolled into the Oregon National Guard's recruiting office and re-enlisted. After dropping out of art school and working a dead-end government job, September 11 gave him a new sense of purpose and direction. Follow Sean Davis' life as he discovers the oddities of a pop-up America in a hostile desert wasteland; loses his best friend in a violent ambush; returns, critically wounded, to confinement in a place that's not his home; deals with the fallout of PTSD and the horror of what he experienced in that war zone; and finally, as he rediscovers art and its power to heal.

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781932010701
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ooligan Press, 4/2014

@Ravenna - Empires Without Imperialism by Jeanne Morefield

Aug 7 2014 7:00 pm

For over two centuries, liberal apologists for empire in Britain and America have been plagued by the contradictions between political liberalism and the exclusive, anti-democratic, and violent practices of imperialism - contradictions that become particularly obvious during periods of perceived imperial crisis. This book interrogates the complicated rhetoric of several pro-imperial, public intellectuals from both the late British Empire and contemporary America, two eras marked by intense anxiety about decline.

$29.95
ISBN-13: 9780199387250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA, 4/2014

RAVENNA - Book Club Meeting

Aug 27 2014 7:00 pm

Every last Wednesday of the month our book club meets to discuss a book and eat cookies. Each month the selected title is 20% off for all, and everyone is welcome to attend the discussion. 

Beside the Sea (Paperback)

$12.95
ISBN-13: 9781935639428
Availability: Not in Stock- May be unavailable or out-of-print
Published: Tin House Books, 9/2012

RAVENNA - Book Club Meeting

Sep 24 2014 7:00 pm

Every last Wednesday of the month our book club meets to discuss a book and eat cookies. Each month the selected title is 20% off for all, and everyone is welcome to attend the discussion. 

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780393326093
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 9/2004

RAVENNA - Book Club Meeting

Oct 29 2014 7:00 pm

Every last Wednesday of the month our book club meets to discuss a book and eat cookies. Each month the selected title is 20% off for all, and everyone is welcome to attend the discussion. 

Harvest (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780307278975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage, 11/2013