Loop Lit: Room to Read


Three great local book events coming up soon:

Journalist Nicholas Kristof’s recent article  in the Sunday New York Times tells about John Wood’s and Erin Ganju’s charity Room to Read, which has opened 12,000 libraries as well as 1,500 schools around the world.

It’s a remarkable organization with goals of changing the lives of so many children worldwide, beginning with books.   On Wednesday, several local women involved with this organization are hosting a fund raising luncheon and silent auction.  The Voracious Reader is the bookseller for speaker and acclaimed author Julie Orringer at this event and will be donating a percentage of sales of her book The Invisible Bridge to the Westchester chapter of Room to Read.  The luncheon is November 16th, 11:30 am at the Larchmont Shore Club.  Call 914.834.1516 for tickets and information.

 Praise for The Invisible Bridge:

Profound love, familial bonds and the deepest of human loyalties play out against the backdrop of unimaginable cruelty…. A stunning first novel.” 
— Los Angeles Times

“Truly breathtaking…. A sensual feast.” 
— San Francisco Chronicle


There will be a book signing at Anderson on November 19th from 2 pm to 4 pm by the co-editors of Money Talks in Therapy, Society and Life, Stephanie Newman, Ph.D and  Brenda Berger, Ph.D.  The book is a collection of essays on money and finance and its incursion into the minds of patient and analyst in the current recessionary climate.  For more information, call Anderson Books at 914.834.6900.

Praise for Money Talks in Therapy, Society and Life

Money Talks, a remarkably wide-ranging, beautifully selected collection of essays about money, will be of real interest not only to therapists at all levels of experience and theoretical points of view, but also to observers of our contemporary culture outside of the psychotherapy profession. That’s because it is written gracefully and is fun to read . . . The essays, contributed by authors from a wide range of perspectives, delve into the multiple ways money plays a role in treatment, marriage, friendship, work, and other relationships, both in and out of the therapist’s office.”   Anthony Bass, Ph.D., Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues


Acclaimed author of A Beautiful Mind, Sylvia Nasar will read from her new book, Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, an epic story of the men and women who transformed economics and changed all our lives… on December 11th at 4 pm.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, this program will be held in the Village Center, behind the Library. Wine and snacks will be served at 3:30pm. For information call the Larchmont Library at 914-834-2281.

Praise for Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius:

“Nasar brilliantly brings to life game-changing economists from Marx to Hayek and from Sidney Webb to Milton Friedman, tracing the evolution of modern economic thinking through the richly detailed stories of the men and woman who reshaped how we think of life’s possibilities. . . . This is an utterly fascinating book on many levels. . . . A Beautiful Mind, Nasar’s previous book, was about an economist named John Nash, but Nasar’s mind is pretty good, too. No lesser mind could have written a book so rich, so compelling, so important, and so much fun.”  Mickey Edwards, The Boston Globe

“Grand Pursuit is a worthy successor to Robert Heilbroner’s The Worldly Philosophers. . . . Nasar’s aim is to put the reader into the lives of the characters of a sweeping historical drama that extends from Victorian England to modern-day India. That she largely succeeds reflects the depth and breadth of her research but also the elegance of her prose.”Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post





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