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The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism, resumes with writer Thrity Umrigar on Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium in downtown Akron.

Thrity Umrigar credit Robert Muller web
photo credit: Robert Muller

Featuring her brand new novel The Secrets Between Us.

The popular writer Thrity Umrigar is the author of seven novels and a memoir, including the national bestselling novel The Space Between Us (2006). Umrigar never expected to write a sequel to this beloved novel until she caught herself pondering the fate of one of its minor characters and, in a flash, envisioned the entire plot and its intertwining characters. Already, The Secrets Between Us is attracting attention and rave reviews.

Salman Rushdie writes: “Thrity Umrigar has written a moving human tale that vividly brings to life both the women and the city of Mumbai.

A former columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal, Umrigar is now Associate Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

Books will be available for purchase. Presented by the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Friends of Main Library. Friends members receive preferred seating.

Auditorium doors will open at 6:30 pm. Call 330-643-9015 for more information.