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AAUW to host public at Oct. 22 book talk at the Toledo Library

October 19, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

On Monday, Oct. 22, the Tama-Toledo Area Branch of the American Association of University Women will be hosting an open-to-the-public book talk at the Toledo Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

The featured book is a children's book called Zakery's Bridge.

It is a collection of children's stories about their immigration experiences. The authors will have a short slide presentation about the development of the book followed by a question and answer discussion. Books will be available to purchase and be signed by the authors Kay Smith and Carol Roh. There will be refreshments available as well.

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Carol Roh Spaulding

Carol Roh Spaulding is a Professor of English at Drake University, where she teaches courses in writing and American literature.

She is the author of several award-winning short stories, including a Pushcart Prize, best story of the year in Ploughshares, the Glimmer Train Fiction Open, and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction.

She is the author of a novel-in-stories set in her native California titled Navelencia, and a new novel, Helen Button, about the author Gertrude Stein and her life in Central France during World War II.

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Chronicle To Go Info:

WHAT:T-T?AAUW?Book Talk featuring Carol Roh Spaulding and Kay Smith

WHEN:?Monday, Oct. 22 - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:?Toledo Public Library, 205 E. High

Public invited


She is also co-author, with Kay Smith, of Zakery's Bridge: Children's Journeys From Around the World to Iowa (2011), and is at work on a new Iowa book, through a community press initiative, featuring the success stories of young Latinas in our state.



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