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Friday, May 3, 2002


Natalie Bober to visit annual CSA Book Fair

Community members, friends and relatives are invited to a book signing by award-winning author, biographer and historian Natalie Bober. The event will take place on Tuesday evening, May 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carlisle School library. Booklist states of Mrs. Bober's most recent book, Countdown to Independence: A Revolution of Ideas in England and Her American Colonies, "She writes with an almost cinematic attention to physical detail, describing the rooms where revolutionary milestones took place and even the weather outside the windows. The result is a compelling, yet scholarly resource that places readers at the center of the action, encouraging them to learn about the historic events and people, care about them, and, perhaps, learn more by investigating the extensive bibliography. Even readers raised on political cynicism will come away feeling stirred by this powerful, exciting story of their government's birth."

This past December, Mrs. Bober visited the Carlisle School Library when C-SPAN taped their weekly program, "Book TV", along with Carlisle's seventh graders studying the American Revolution. The author reviewed her research methods for writing books that attempt to "portray history through the eyes of the people who lived it." She described her use of original sources such as letters, diaries, and speeches and answered questions from the students. You may view a video of this program during her Book Fair visit.

Mrs. Bober's book along with her other titles, Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution, Thomas Jefferson: Man on a Mountain and A Restless Spirit, The Story of Robert Frost will be available to purchase during the book signing and all week at the CSA Book Fair in the school library.

The annual Carlisle School Association's (CSA) book sale is coming May 7 through 10 in the school library. Extended hours for the sale are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

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