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Ravenna Author Events
Third Place Books hosts hundreds of authors every year to read, sign and talk about their work.
Sep 6 2014 7:00 pm
High math, Eastern European history, and American culture converge in this hugely entertaining debut from geophysicist Rojstaczer. After Rachela Karnokovitch, a Polish emigre and University of Wisconsin professor regarded as her generation's leading mathematician, dies from cancer in 2001, her middle-aged son, Alexander, a meteorologist also known as Sasha, is tasked with organizing the shiva for her. Though his family is challenging enough, Sasha's real difficulties begin when dozens of his mother's colleagues descend on Madison to pay their respects. Brilliant, awkward, lovable, and selfish, these superstar mathematicians prove to be less interested in mourning Rachela than in uncovering her secrets particularly her rumored solution to one of math's most famous enigmas, the Navier-Stokes problem. A multilayered story of family, genius, and loss.
Praise for The Mathematician's Shiva:
“Here is the rare book that invites us into the romance of pure
–Lore Segal, author of Half the Kingdom
“I love The Mathematician’s Shiva. Who else will love it?
–Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away
“The Mathematician’s Shiva is a brilliant and compelling
–Jonathan Evison, New York Times bestselling author of West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Sep 16 2014 1:00 pm
Sep 16 2014 2:30 pm
We're very pleased to resume our author luncheon series this fall,
Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and
Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of
A beguiling, optimistic engagement with the changes affecting every part of our lives, The Human Age is a wise and beautiful book that will astound, delight, and inform intelligent life for a long time to come.
TICKETS REQUIRED - $40 Each ticket includes a copy of The Human Age and lunch provided by Vios Café. Tickets can be purchased in-store or by phone at (206) 525-2347.
Sep 17 2014 7:00 pm
How do you go on living when you have done the unforgivable? Robert Lewis isn’t surprised to wake up in the drunk tank. He assumes that, as usual, he’ll sleep it off, then return to the routine of golf games, broker meetings, symphony dates and nightcaps that make up his life. Then his lawyer delivers the news: Robert is responsible for an accident that has killed a young mother and orphaned her young son, John.
Spanning three generations, Raising John tells the story of John’s bittersweet childhood, the history of the mother he never knew, and of Robert’s collapse and redemption.
Jennifer Lesher is an author, blogger, mountain biker, travel junkie and armchair philosopher.
Sep 24 2014 7:00 pm
Every last Wednesday of the month our book club meets to discuss a book and eat cookies. Each month the selected title is 20% off for all, and everyone is welcome to attend the discussion.
Oct 1 2014 1:00 pm
Oct 1 2014 2:30 pm
The author of the best-selling and award-winning "Netherland" now gives us his eagerly awaited, stunningly different new novel: a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai.
Oct 7 2014 7:00 pm
When American sociologist and wellness expert Tanya Pergola first visited Tanzania and Maasailand, she became startlingly aware that she was in a place and with people who could teach her something profound. She sensed that lodged within the colorful and beautiful rituals and ceremonies of the indigenous Maasai people were gems of wisdom that could be harvested and shared as antidotes for our increasingly complex, stressful, and often enigmatic modern lives.
Dr. Pergola undertook a ten-year apprenticeship with Maasai traditional healers, led by her guide Lekoko Ole Sululu, in exchange for implementing sustainable development projects in Tanzania. InTime is Cows she shares the mind-body-spirit medicine of the Maasai, the proud pastoral people of East Africa.
In a voice that is at once crystal clear and spiritually alive - one that thousands around the world have already come to know in her talks and classes on wellness, yoga, and nature healing - her insight, inspiration, and empathy are present on every page as she shares her own knowledge and the wisdom of the Maasai compassionately and wholly.
Enriched with photographs, stories and suggested practice tips, Time is Cows is a handbook to help you simplify your life as you uncover its profound meaning.
About the author:
Born in the United States, Tanya holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Psychology. She is a Chopra Certified Vedic Master and has apprenticed with traditional Maasai healers in East Africa for over ten years.
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