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Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a free monthly book discussion, September to May. Selected titles are centered around a theme, such as books by Black authors, and humankind and the natural world. 


Our next round of discussion titles won large literary prizes. We'll talk about the prizes as well as the books and authors, on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave.

Upcoming Titles:

September 8: Nobel Prize in Literature: Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk

October 13: Anisfield Wolf Award: Deaf Republic  by Ilya Kaminsky

November 10: Ohioana Book Award: Furnishing Eternity by David Giffels

December 8: PEN/ Jean Stein Book Award:  Be Holding by Ross Gay

January 12: American Book Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, John Leonard Prize: There, There by Tommy Orange

February 9: MacArthur "Genius" Award: A Little Devil in America: Notes In Praise Of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib

March 9: Orange Prize for Fiction: The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

April 13 National Book Award: All That She Carried  by Tiya Miles

May 11: Pulitzer Prize in biography:  Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

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