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our april title is "a brave face" by barbara marlowe

Join Cuyahoga County Public Library and WKYC-Channel 3 every third Monday of the month on Live on Lakeside for our book club discussion! We’ll take questions, chat about our takeaways from the books and even hear from the authors themselves.

Meet Barbara Marlowe, author of A Brave Face, at our Beachwood Branch on March 20 at 7 PM. 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT
 


Outer Order Inner CalmAbout the book

A Brave Face is the inspirational true story of a woman who moved mountains to provide medical care for an Iraqi girl badly burned during a roadside attack, Barbara Marlowe’s determination to fight for her future daughter highlights the way love can reach across both cultures and continents.

The book includes material written by Teeba and her Iraqi mother, Dunia, at key moments in their stories. The book also explores the connection forged between Barbara and Dunia over the past decade — a connection that has survived the strife of war and the horrors of Al-Qaeda and ISIS. 


 


Gretchen Rubin c The Girls LoungeAbout the author

Barbara Marlowe is the Marketing and Public Relations Director for the law firm of Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., in northeast Ohio. She has served on several boards for nonprofits and is currently a member of the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Leadership Council and Dogs Unlimited Rescue; she is also president of the Iraqi Children’s Foundation. Until Teeba’s arrival, Barbara was an avid golfer and loved to play in tournaments. She hopes to return to her favorite sport one day very soon. Barbara and her husband, Tim, live in an eastern suburb of Cleveland along with Teeba and their dog Becca.
 


OUR Book discussion titles

JANUARY — "YOU ARE A BADASS" BY JEN SINCERO 
FEBRUARY — "MANHATTAN BEACH" BY JENNIFER EGAN 
MARCH — "OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM" BY GRETCHEN RUBIN


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