What to Read Next...
...as a member of the Tuscarawas Philharmonic might suggest.
There's a rumor going around that people don't read any more, but that's just not true. We read, and we read quite a bit. The average American reads at least 12 books a year, in fact.
We here at the Philharmonic read quite a bit as well, and we've assembled a short list of books some of us are reading or have recently finished. Look through it, and see if you find your next book here.
Then, leave a comment to let us know what you're reading.
A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer. The book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuses in California history. (Read by Chad Roberts, horn)
Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In the book, Abdul-Jabbar delves into questions of racial, religious, and gender equality. Interestingly--especially for those of us who are now AARP members--he also examines age discrimination on both ends of the spectrum. (Read by Jim Perone, principal clarinet)
In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown by Amy Gary. This is a biography of the author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, among other enduring children’s books. (Read by Robyn Martins, horn)
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life by Parker J. Palmer. (Read by Richard Geib, board president)
Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning by Edward B. Fiske, Ed. This title is part of the curriculum for a class at University of Mount Union. (Read, and taught by, Elaine Anderson, principal cello)
A Forger’s Life by Adolfo Kaminsky and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. (Read by Joan Wenzel, percussion)
Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner and The Snopes Trilogy by William Faulkner. (Read by Dan Conwell, principal bass)
The Witness by Nora Roberts. (Read by Patti Hoover, principal oboe)
War Brides by Helen Bryan. (Read by Sallie Stroup, executive director)
Seeking Alah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi. (Read by Bud Winn, chorus member)