Monday, April 24, 2006

Thurber House reschedules Evenings with Authors featuring Elizabeth Strout

Tonight’s event canceled due to author illness

Columbus, Ohio — Thurber House has rescheduled its Evenings with Authors event with Elizabeth Strout for 7:30 p.m. on Mon., May 15 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.

The event — which was to take place tonight — was postponed due to author illness. Ticket holders for tonight’s event should call Thurber House at 614-464-1032 to confirm whether they will attend the May 15 event, or whether they would like a full refund.

Like Anita Shreve and Elizabeth Berg, Strout has mastered the art of writing an emotionally-charged story that seems quiet on the surface but is complex underneath. Strout’s first best-selling novel, Amy and Isabelle, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize. She will read from her new novel, Abide with Me, which follows a recent widower and his family from grief to breakdown to recovery in a small Maine town in the 1950s. A book signing will follow the reading.

Tickets for the May 15 event are $15 purchased ahead, $18 at the door, with discounts for students and seniors. For more information, call 614-464-1032 or go to

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