The Abel Discussion group is led by Dr. Karen Weekes, associate professor of English at Penn State Abington. Meet with us on these Wednesdays in the Shorday Room, Abington Free Library to discuss award-winning books and films while enjoying decaf coffee, tea, cocoa, and cookies from Curds N Whey.
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. - (Baker & Taylor)
"The acclaimed best-selling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries." - (Baker & Taylor)
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Dr. Karen Weekes is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary American and world literature, women’s writing, and graphic memoir and other non-traditional modes of autobiography. Her many awards include Distinguished Faculty Service (2018), Outstanding Teacher (2016, 2005), and Outstanding Advising/Mentoring (2013). She has enjoyed leading or participating in book groups for many years.
The views and opinions expressed in various library programs are solely those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the Abington Township Public Library or the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.