Monday, May 02, 2016

Thrity’s book among 20 for Choose to Read Ohio

Former BJ reporter Thrity Umrigar’s “The Story Hour” is among 20 books selected by the State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library Association and Ohio Center for the Book amalgamation for the 2017 & 2018 Choose to Read Ohio booklist.

Thrity’s work is among Books for Adults. It is 6th novel and 7th book.

Thrity has been teaching creative writing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland since 2002.
Her previous novels are “Bombay Time” (2002), “The Space Between Us” (2007), “If Today be Sweet” (2008), “The Weight of Heaven” (2010) and “The World We Found” (2012). Her memoir is “First Darling of the Morning”  (2008).

Thrity left India at the age of 21 to attend Ohio State University.

Thrity began her reporting career with the Lorain Journal. Two years later, in 1987, she came to the BJ.
Other selections:
Books for Young Children

Curious Critters: Marine by David FitzSimmons.
The Farmer’s Away! Baa! Neigh! by Anne Vittur Kennedy.
Henry Finds His Word by Lindsay Ward.
I Wanna Go Home by David Catrow  (illustrator), written by Karen Kaufman Orloff.
Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson (author) & Loren Long (illustrator).

Books for Tweens/Middle Grades

Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Big Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet.
Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb, illustrated by Gilbert Ford.
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall.
Winterfrost by Michelle Houts.
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Abigail Halpin.

Books for Teens

East by Edith Pattou.
Fat Angie by e. E. Charlton Trujillo.
There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart.
The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer.
Voices from the March on Washington by J. Patrick Lewis & George Ella Lyon.

Books for Adults

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds by Julie Zickefoose.
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar.
Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, The Creators of Superman   by Brad Ricca.



Tricia Springstubb said...

Love being on this list with Thrity and so many other wonderful OH writers! Thanks so much for posting and spreading the word!

Tricia Springstubb said...

Love being on this list with Thrity and so many other wonderful OH writers. Thanks for spreading the word!