Don't miss OneRead Author Visit by Keija Parssinen Sept. 19, Launer Auditorium

Columbia College

Evening Campus, Jefferson City, Moberly, Lake of the Ozarks

Sept. 11, 2013



This month, the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia will be hosting a series of events through its OneRead communitywide reading program, which was recently written about in the Columbia Missourian. Liz Metscher, English instructor, hosted a book talk on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Missouri Hall, about this year's book, The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen, a third-generation expatriate who was born in Saudi Arabia and now lives in Columbia, Mo.
 
The novel explores the terrain of family relationships complicated by cultural conflict by focusing on an American expatriate married to a wealthy Saudi national who takes a second wife, which makes her reconsider the marriage and think about the needs of her children.

If you missed the book talk, don't worry — you can come to Launer Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 to hear Parssinen speak about her book at the OneRead Author Visit. On Sept. 24, Daniel Boone Regional Library also will host OneRead Goes to College (time TBA), featuring representatives from Columbia College, Stephens College and the University of Missouri, who will provide their own academic expertise about the book.
 
For more information on the program, read the article in this month’s Connections.
 
If you have a subscription to the Columbia Missourian, you can read the paywalled story here.

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