Bestselling Author Takes You Inside the Outcast This Month @ Your Library

Posted on February 24, 2009. Filed under: library | Tags: |

Gwyn Hyman Rubio

Gwyn Hyman Rubio

Get a glimpse inside an outcast’s world – and the imaginative mind that created it – when the McCracken County Public Library introduces you to a New York Times Bestselling Author. Kentucky writer Gwyn Hyman Rubio joins you for a special Discussions from Off the Shelf about her debut novel Icy Sparks Wednesday, March 4th at noon.

Everyone has had the experience of being on the outside looking in. Not many have had the deck stacked against them, though, as Icy Sparks. The namesake of Rubio’s book is a young Kentucky orphan, and she suffers from a strange disorder no one understands. West Kentucky Community and Technical College English Professor Emeritus Andrew Halford joins Rubio to help you ponder the complications that arrive from Sparks’ “troubling affliction” brought on by “violent tics and uncontrollable cursing.”

This special presentation begins at Rubio’s beginning with questions about her author father and his influence. Mac Hyman penned No Time for Sergeants in 1954. As Discussions goes on, you will learn about Rubio’s sense of community and how it relates to eastern Kentucky and the character of Miss Emily.

Rubio will sign copies of Icy Sparks and her second novel, The Woodman’s Daughter, after the program. The audience is welcome to bring their own copies. The library has a limited supply of books available for purchase. Icy Sparks is $11; The Woodman’s Daughter, is $5.

All library programs are free and open to the public in the upstairs community room.

Discussions from Off the Shelf concludes Rubio’s trip to Paducah. The public is welcome to attend her WKCTC Student and Keynote presentations Tuesday, March 3rd at Crounse 101 Lecture Hall. The student program begins at 2 PM; the keynote at 7 PM. All events are free and include time for book signings.

The McCracken County Public Library serves more than 40,000 Purchase Area patrons and is open seven days a week. Monday – Thursday from 9 AM to 9 PM; Friday and Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM; and Sunday from 1 PM to 6 PM.


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