The Hamilton Lane Library presents the 20th annual Reading and All That Jazz summer program. This series of alternating weekly Jazz performances and book reviews will entertain you all summer long on Tuesdays at noon, June through September. Special thanks to the Friends of the Lane Libraries for their support of this series.
2016 Summer Book Reviews
Brown Bag Book Reviews
Bring your lunch or enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Lane Libraries.
Patchett’s award-winning novel is loosely based on an actual kidnapping event of the late 1990s. Not a typical action adventure story, the diverse group of hostages and attackers find themselves connecting in unexpected ways through music despite the language barriers and the dangers created by the unstable situation.
In the companion volume to Life after Life, Atkinson uses the same composition to reveal and explore Teddy Todd’s life experiences before, during and after WWII where he served as a bomber pilot and was also a POW. After going through hell and preparing for death, how does one go on with life?
Ove, a Boomer curmudgeon, is all about rules and he wants to join his beloved Sonia in the afterlife very soon, but his plans are interrupted when a young, not-so-orderly family moves in next door and other unwelcome crises intrude on his orderly, lonely life.
This sequel to Notes from a Small Island is just as funny as the first book. Twenty years after the first trek around his adopted island, Bryson determines to travel Britain once more and discover what has changed and what has not.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to work at the White House, this book is for you. This is the unique story of what WH life is like behind the scenes for the staff members who support operations at America’s official residence and also serve the first families who live there.
A closely documented piece of political journalism by an award-winning investigative reporter. The author uses a matter-of-fact, flowing style to describe how a group of ultra-rich plutocrats, which includes the Koch brothers, have used their wealth and influence to reshape American democracy.
Thirty letters from children to Pope Francis, culled from over 250 submissions. The “People’s Pope” responds to profound and touching questions with respect and honesty and he draws on larger spiritual and social concepts to frame his answers. There are answers here for everyone.
Tuesday, July 26, Noon
The Rob Allgeyer/Eric Sayer Duo
Piano and acoustic bass
The Allgeyer/Sayer Duo has been a fixture on the Cincinnati jazz scene for well over a decade. Rob and Eric will play a mix of jazz, Brazilian-influenced jazz and also some Broadway favorites.
Tuesday, August 9, Noon
This versatile Boogie Woogie Hall of Famer offers up classic New Orleans Jazz, R&B and traditional blues. He’s been inducted into the International Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame, voted Blues Artist for 2013 & 2014 at the Cincy CEA Awards and also voted “Best Local Musician” in their reader’s poll.
Tuesday, September 6, Noon
Jack Doll and Lynne Scott
Keyboard and vocals
Keyboard artist Jack Doll often performs at Cincinnati’s finest jazz hot spots. He is joined by Lynne Scott, well-known, talented vocalist who performs with the James Hart Quartet in the Palm Court Lounge of the Cincinnati Netherland Hilton Hotel.