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Enlighten your lunch hour! Join us virtually for a lecture on “Forgetting My Mother: A Blues from from the Heartland” by author and Findlay native, Dan Cryer. Dan a former book critic and Pulitzer Prize finalist, was only eight years old when his mother unexpectedly died. In their grief, he and his siblings shut out all memories of their beloved Pauline. In this haunting memoir, Cryer recreates his quest to discover this gentle mystery woman, her small-town midwestern milieu, and how this haunting absence has shaped his emotional life.
Dan Cryer, who grew up in Findlay, was book critic at Newsday in New York City and Long Island for 25 years. The author of “Being Alive and Having to Die: The Spiritual Odyssey of Forrest Church,” he has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism and vice president of the National Book Critics Circle. His book reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) and other publications. He contributed to “The salon.com Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Authors” and “Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio.” A graduate The College of Wooster, Cryer earned a PhD in U.S. history at the University of Minnesota.
Cost: Registration is required. Free and open to the public.