Tuesday, March 13, 2001

What's happening in area bookstores




By Sara Pearce
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect and Communicate With Your Baby by Tracy Hogg (Ballantine; $22). What anxious parent, grandparent or even baby sitter could resist a title like this? Ms. Hogg's book already is on best-seller lists (it will be No. 3 this Sunday on The New York Times' Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous list). Signings: 7 p.m. Friday , Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering (937) 298-6540; 4 p.m. Saturday , Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 396-8960.

        Soul Prints: Your Path to Fulfillment by Marc Gafni (Pocket Books: $24.95). The young American philosopher delves into his theory that each person has a unique “soul print” and that discovery of it can lead to a richer life. He draws upon various religions, ancient teachings and modern philosophy in his book (the basis of a recent PBS special). Signings: 3 p.m. Sunday, Joseph-Beth, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 396-8960; 7 p.m. Monday, Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering (937) 298-6540.

        Consumed in Freedom's Flame by Cathal Liam (St. Padraic Press; $24). Ireland's fight for freedom from Britain is the setting of this Cincinnati writer's first book. It follows rebel patriot Aran Roe O'Neill from the 1916 Easter Rebellion through the bloody Irish War of Independence and the declaration of an Irish Free State in 1921. Signings: 6 p.m. Friday , Barnes & Noble, 895 E. Kemper Road, Springdale, 671-3822; 2 p.m. Saturday Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering (937) 298-6540.

        Beyond Mammoth Cave by Roger Brucker and James Borden (Southern Illinois University Press; $26.95). The authors vied with one another for 11 years to find “big cave” within the hundreds of miles of passages in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park. Now, they tell the story of their rivalry, which involves political intrigue, physical hardship and plenty of back-stabbing. Signings: 7 p.m. Monday, Joseph-Beth, Edwards and Madison roads, Norwood, 396-8960; 7 p.m. March 21, Books & Co., 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering (937) 298-6540.

       



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