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November 20, 2008

Book It

hopeonatightrope.jpg Dr. Cornel West, the award-winning author of Race Matters, returns to Baltimore on Saturday to discuss and sign copies of his new book, Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom.

West was at the Baltimore Book Festival in September, where he spoke in a huge tent, that still somehow wasn't large enough to hold everyone straining to hear him. So if you missed him the first time, or just hope to hear him speak from the comfort of a seat this time, get yourself to the Pratt on Cathedral.

But for tonight, NPR fans will be glad to hear the "Voice of Books," Alan Cheuse, at the Johns Hopkins Barnes & Noble. Cheuse will read from his latest novel, To Catch the Lightning beginning at 7 p.m.

On Monday evening, the Maryland Writers Association will meet at Ukazoo Books, with special guest Marion Winik. Winik has written eight books of "creative nonfiction." Her latest is titled The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, which details the lives of 51 people she has known who have died. Curious? Show up and she'll tell you how she developed the concept. 

And for even more Baltimore-area bookish events, see the Read Street calendar.

Posted by Nancy Knight at 1:00 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Book It


Dr. West,
Thank you for echoing the essence of hope in this book, to the world, as we face troublesome economic times yet another time. In my book "Abiding Promises", my main theme is very much the same. I believe that every individual can the comfort which “Hope on a Tightrope” fosters.

Continue to encourage humankind of the confidence found in The Master's Promises.

Bishop Uzziah Cooper Sr.
Author: Abiding Promises

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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