Friday, July 13, 2018

Former BJ columnist and now-famous author Thrity Umrigar will be the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Event Speaker Series' speaker at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 in the downtown Main Library Auditorium.

Thrity wrote the bestselling novel, “The Space Between Us,” in 2007. Thrity’s current novel is “The Secrets Between Us.”

Thirty teaches creative writing as Associate Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Auditorium doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Her other novels are “Bombay Time” (2002), “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.

BJ buddies who showed up included Elaine Guregian, Jane Snow, Jan Leach, Susan Gippin, Sarah Vradenburg and David Giffels.

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