E.K.M. will enjoy some music making in September when he revs up his cello and joins the orchestra at Chicago Opera Theater for Macbeth, composed by Ernest Bloch. This powerful opera follows the torments which Macbeth and his Lady experience as they fall prey to a spiral of ambition and murder. Doomed by his own guilt, Macbeth is slain by a man "not born of a woman." Swiss-American composer Bloch invests Shakespeare’s original text with an emotional, hair-raising score of tremendous impact. From the moment the curtain rises, this 110-minute non-stop thriller captures the dark and bloody world where ambition and revenge run rampant!
A long overdue Chicago Premiere!
Chicago Opera Theater
Four performances only!
September 13th, 17th, 19th & September 21st
at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance
205 East Randolph St., Chicago, IL
For more info, tickets, and driving/parking details
click here ~ www.chicagooperatheater.org
Following on the summer-long success of the French edition, the German translation of Edward Kelsey Moore's The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat: Mrs Roosevelt and the Miracle of Earl's Diner, has been released in paperback by publisher Blanvalet. This edition is now available online and in shops throughout Germany and other countries with German readers including: Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and more! This is the second publication of the novel for German-speakers; the hardcover edition was released last year. Here are a couple of reviews:
"In his debut novel, Edward Kelsey Moore tells the life stories of three African-American women in the southern states from the sixties to today. Fantastic, touching and loving" (Happinez)
"A book about friendship and love; and Moore's telling is humorous, warm-hearted and without fear of big emotions." (NDR Kultur HF)
"A debut novel that you do not want to put down." (Hörzu)
A few merchants also have the German translation as an eBook, German audio compact discs, or by audio-digital-download. The audio editions are read by the popular German actress, Regina Lemnitz. Below are the ISBN book numbers if you want to seek out Mrs Roosevelt und das Wunder von Earl's Diner for yourself.
Paperback - ISBN: 978-3-442-38088-6
eBook - ISBN: 978-3-641-08922-1
Audiobook Compact Discs - ISBN: 978-3-8371-2031-8
Audiobook Digital Download - ISBN: 978-3-8371-2032-5
Author Edward Kelsey Moore has a new interview available at PrintsAsia. Here are some of the questions they explore: Is there anything in your book based on real life experiences, or is it all fiction? Can you tell us about your journey to publication, and perhaps the most memorable part of that journey? How does it feel to know that your work will be read around the world? What are two things people might be surprised to know about you? For the answers to these and other questions click here!
To buy a copy of The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat from PrintsAsia click here!
Printsasia is an online bookstore that specializes in books and other printed literature from the South Asian region. With an inventory of more than 2 million popular book titles from a large network of publishers across South Asia they are ready to fulfill all your literary needs. Books are available in English as well as in different Indic languages such as Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu and Bengal for those who still love to read in their regional languages. Printsasia is also expanding their reach to include U.S. booksellers and distributors, helping U.S. sellers explore new opportunities in asian literary markets. Visit today at printsasia.com.
Two items today... Prevention Magazine's August issue has a collection of short articles on How to be 40% Happier and among the articles is: 55 Books That Will Make You Happier, which is available (free!) on their website. It's a collection of bookcovers and it includes The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat! You can visit the post if you click here. If you'd like more info, slide your cursor over each book cover and the title and author name should pop up for easier viewing.
In other news -- several times each month, in a library, church, or synagogue in towns across the U.S., a book club chat takes place about Edward Kelsey Moore's novel. Here are some upcoming discussions that you can attend and swap your experience and opinion of the book with other readers. Are none of these events near you? Investigate setting up a discussion of The Supremes at Earl's at your local place of worship or library branch sometime later this year. Considering all the discussions going on all over the country (see an earlier book club post here) the novel is certainly getting people talking -- the editors at Prevention know the reason -- because
The Supremes can make you happier!
Wednesday, August 6th From Off The Shelf Discussions
McCracken County Public Library ~ Paducah, Kentucky (northwestern KY)
Led by Professor Andrew Halford.
Tuesday, August 12th Page Turners Book Discussions
La Porte County Public Library ~ La Porte, Indiana (northern IN)
Refreshments are included (relating to the theme of the book) provided by Friends of the Library. People may also bring a sack lunch if they wish.
Wednesday, August 13th Martians Love to Read Too!!
Mars Area Public Library ~ Mars, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburg)
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Click here for more info (Scroll down their page.)
Thursday, August 14th The Reading Rebels
Jordan United Church of Christ ~ Allentown, Pennsylvania (eastern PA)
The Reading Rebels meet in the Parlor the second Thursday
of each month. Would you like to join them?
Tuesday, August 19th Book Belles Book Discussion
Blanchard Public Library ~ Blanchard, Oklahoma (SW of Oklahoma City)
Lively discussion and great food are just a few of the things to look forward to!
Monday, August 25th Evening Book Club
John Marshal Library ~ Marshall, Virginia (northern VA)
New members welcome. Free. No registration.