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On This Opening Day, A Look At "Lost Ballparks"

Apr 3, 2017
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From the days of wooden bleachers and playing fields put together in a matter of weeks for a few thousand dollars to today’s massive stadiums that can run into the billions to build, the design of the ballpark has been ever evolving. 

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In 2012, Kim Dinan and her husband Brian uprooted their lives to travel around the world. Just before their departure, they received a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away to those they encountered on their journey.

Local author Jessica Strawser has set her latest novel, Almost Missed You, here in Cincinnati. 

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In April 2015, Archbishop Desmond Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? 

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Jon Else was series producer and cinematographer for the groundbreaking civil rights television series, Eyes on the Prize. The series told the story from the point of view of ordinary people inside the civil rights movement, mostly African American.

2017 is the centennial of artist Andrew Wyeth's birth, and author Christina Baker Kline has penned an historical novel based on Wyeth's most famous work, Christina's World

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Eldridge "Redge" Hanes, entrepreneur, Vietnam veteran, politician and author (under the name E.C. Hanes), has just released his latest book, Justice by Another Name.

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Journalist and author Wendy Williams has had a lifelong love affair with horses and has focused her new book on the unique and centuries-old relationship between man and horse.

Bestselling suspense novelist Lisa Gardner crowdsourced her fans to determine which of her characters to bring back for a new book. 

Reading, interpreting and analyzing literature is, according to UC Professor and author Gary Weissman, a fundamentally a writing-based function. 

Fans of children's author Margaret Wise Brown will enjoy Kelly Blewett's conversation with biographer Amy Gary

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Frances "Fanny" Trollope, mother of the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope, may be best known today for her book, Domestic Manners of the Americans, first published in 1832. 

Author Taylor Barton and her husband, guitarist G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live, Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan, etc.) along will illustrator Dana Cooper have created a children's book that integrates music into the experience. 

The Latest From Author Will Schwalbe

Feb 10, 2017

Will Schwalbe is best known for writing the popular best seller The End of Your Life Book Club

Local pediatric dentist Dr. Paul Sohi has released a beautiful photo book of rare and unique flowers native to his home in India. 

Dr. Charles Johnson, award-winning author, professor emeritus and acknowledge expert on race and literature, recently released his latest book, The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

Local musician and artist Ellie Fabe has put pen to paper to create an illustrated version of a classic Jane Austen novel. 

The debut novel from Ed Tarkington is a coming-of-age story set in the south in the late 1970's/early 1980's. 

The new writer-in-residence at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is a local teacher, husband and father who published his first book last year. 

Author Rion Amilcar Scott is out with a new collection of short stories entitled Insurrection: Stories

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