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Food for Thought: 50 Miles (April 11 Main Library)

This round of Food for Thought book discussions center around the literary element of place. We meet at 5:30pm on the 2nd Thursday at the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., in the 2nd floor meeting room. Haven't read the book yet? No worries.

The April title is 50 Miles by Sheryl St. Germain. This book is available at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, the YSU Barnes & Noble, and POP! Arts, Book, Culture via Bookshop.

"This isn’t a book about failed relationships, or loss, or grief, or addition or parenting. It is much more than that. To give it a label is to strip away the beauty of it—how these essays dissect and interweave and meditate on the emotional complexities of being a part of a world that constantly breaks our hearts. It is about love, yes, and guilt, yes, and pain, yes, and memory that clings and holds and haunts. Sheryl St. Germain has created worlds within these pages—some in the unreal plains of a video game, some in the fraught vulnerabilities of motherhood—where she unspools a life cut short and how to reconcile and forgive and remember."

—Ira Sukrungruang, Buddha’s Dog & Other Meditations

Upcoming books in this series:

May (novel) Ohio by Stephen Markley

September (novel) The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers



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