For the love of reading

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 14:00

Virtual Social Book Presentations 

Presenter: Larry Glassford

Emancipation Day: A Novel by Wayne Grady (Doubleday, 2013)

Presenter: Susan Gold Smith

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)

Also: Glückel of Hameln and DeFoe's, The Plague Year

Presenter: Jonathan Bayley

Dewey: The Small-town Cat that Touched the World by Vicki Myron (with Bret Witter) (Grand Central, 2010)

Presenter: Mary Louise Drake

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Crown Publishers 2010)

The Blue Bedroom by Rosamunde Pilcheer (St. Martin's Press, 1985)

Presenter: Bruce Elman

The Slough House Series by Mick Herron, (Sometimes referred to as the Jackson Lamb Series). The initial book in the series was Slow Horses (Soho Constable, 2010); the latest book in the series is Slough House (Soho Press, 2021.)

Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, (Basic Books/Hachette Book Group, 2020).

Presenter: Heat Harvie (from Biblioasis) – selected books

100 Miles of Baseball: fifty games, one summer by Dale Jacobs and Heidi L. M. Jacobs Forgone by Russell Banks

The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen

Watching the Devil Dance by Will Toffan
(all published by Biblioasis, 2021)


Original Message

The WURA Social Committee is planning a virtual (ZOOM) social titled “For the love of reading”on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, @ 2:00 pm. During the last year of restricted activity, many of us have found time to catch up or increase our reading of a wide variety of books – new and old. For this virtual “reading” social, we will have 6-7 individuals who will share with WURA members some of the fascinating stories they have been reading during these COVID times.
Also at this virtual social, Provost & Vice President, Academic, Dr. Douglas Kneale, will receive the Friend of WURA award.
Please join us. You will receive a link, which you can click on to join everyone on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, @ 2:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Bayley at