Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Holden Arboretum creates online book discussion group

Information from Holden Arboretum's Tree-Mail:
Holden Creates Online Book Discussion Group
Every month read a book about nature, the environment, or plants and share your reactions. Join Arbor Readers, Holden's online book group, and be a part of the conversation on some great books.

When: Beginning March 15 we will discuss The Wild Trees by Richard Preston, and on April 1, American Canopy by Eric Rutkow.


How: Sign into Goodreads for free, search Groups for Arbor Readers and ask to join.
Questions? Contact Sue Swisher, Librarian, at 440.602.3825

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Author signing books in Canfield

Author Christine Orenic-Ward will be signing copies of her book "Silent No More" this week in Canfield. More information from a news release:
WHEN: 2/07/13

TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hampton Inn, 6690 Ironwood Blvd., Canfield, OH 44406

WHAT: Orenic-Ward, a resident of Canton, GA, will be available to sign copies of her book, Silent No More.

Sometimes the only way to break the cycle of abuse is to break your own silence.

Christine Ward suffered with depression, anger, hopelessness, despair and much confusion most of her life. She was diagnosed at a young age with bi-polar disorder and faced homelessness, mental hospital stays, dysfunctional relationships, and multiple suicide attempts. When she moved away from her hometown, she thought she would have a chance to start over, but her new husband's abusive behavior soon left her trapped in familiar, debilitating mindsets. Even worse, his violent mistreatment brings up other repressed memories of abuse and trauma. What happened to her as a child that left her so terrified of men and so full of shame and guilt? What has she been blocking all these years? As Christine fights to figure out the mystery of her past and the secret that she has kept even from herself, her own family seems determined to keep her in the dark. When she begins to suspect that her husband is turning his attention to their daughter, she knows that something has to change.

This inspiring story of a woman's struggle to make sense of her past and create a better future for herself and her daughter will offer readers insight into the generational curse of abuse and give them hope that it can be broken. She has finally come to the realization that knowing and acknowledging the truth is what actually sets you free!

NOTE: This blog post was modified at 12:13 p.m. An additional appearance scheduled for Feb. 9 in Canfield was canceled.