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Books in Motion

By Anonymous in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 28, 2005 4:38PM

Bodies In Motion -- Image: Amazon.comWhile we haven't yet picked up our own copy of Bodies in Motion by Mary Anne Mohanraj, we think it's pretty safe to say that her reading tonight at Women & Children First will be a good one. Mohanraj, currently a visiting professor at Roosevelt University, be reading from her new collection of stories about Sri Lankan immigrant life, which has been well-received by critics and gets mixed reviews from readers on Amazon. We heard her (scroll down and click on the headphone link for a realplayer listen) on Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight earlier this week, and we admire her eloquence and thoughfulness about her writing. She reads--both in her writing and her spoken reading--like a poet, which makes for a great bookstore event. See for yourself at Women & Children First tonight at 7:30.

While we're at it, we'd also like to give a quick shout out to the 21st annual Newberry Library Book Fair starting today at 12 and continuing through this Sunday at 6. They'll be open until 8 tonight, from 12-8 tomorrow, and from 10-6 on Saturday and Sunday. Obvs, it's best to get there early, so if you're lucky enough to be living outside of the ol' 9-5 (yeah, yeah, the grass is always greener...), or work near enough to get over there on your lunch break, go on over to 60 W. Walton and get some cheap books!