Author talk for The History of Here at the APL's Pine Hills library branch

The History of Here Akum Norder coverWe've already mentioned that we're excited about The History of Here, Akum Norder's history of her home and Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood, which is out next month. And this looks like a good opportunity to hear her talk about that story.

The Albany Public Library's Pine Hills branch (where else?) will be a hosting a reception / reading / author talk with Norder February 9. Blurbage:

"My hope is that the Pine Hills' story will appeal to people outside of the neighborhood and even beyond Albany. Across the country we're seeing a resurgence of interest in distinctive, walkable neighborhoods, and my goal was to highlight and validate that trend," Norder said. "Place still matters; community matters. The Pine Hills is just one example out of many, and this is the right moment to tell its story."
The book, published by SUNY Press, details how the Pine Hills neighborhood changed and grew as reflected in the history of Norder's 1912 house and the lives of its residents. She used city records, newspapers, out-of-print books, interviews, and other sources to trace the stories of the people who lived in the home before her. By researching the history of her own house, Norder came to understand how one Albany neighborhood, and its residents, are a reflection of 20th century America.

The event is that Friday from 6:30-8 pm. There will be a light refreshments, and copies of The History of Here will be available for sale.

It's free to attend, but because space is limited the APL is asking that people pre-register.

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Comments

Can't wait to read this excellent writer's book!
Akum my sister has lived in the same house on Madison Avenue for 81 years , and i have lived here for 70 years!
We have lots of interesting Pine Hills stories to tell!

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