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November 2014 Book Talks

"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING ELIZA MCGRAW | Edna Ferber's America
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Edna Ferber's America is a critique of Ferber's novels, which convey a broad, nuanced vision of the United States as a multiethnic country, with particular emphasis on Jewish American communities. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.


Factory Man

Factory Man
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms,  Free

Author Beth Macy brings to life John Bassett's fascinating family furniture business with wildly colorful stories from an American industry that once ruled the world—and might again see better days. As Macy shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer will to save hundreds of jobs, she also discovers the hidden history of industry in America.