Book Notes: Love and struggles in the Heights

Love and struggles in the Heights

Celebrated author Joshua Henkin will visit Cork and Knife Provisions in Perrysburg on Tuesday, August 3, to discuss his new book Morningside Heights. The event is part of the “Wine & Words | Beer & Books” events held by Gathering Volumes, which take place on the first Tuesday of every month. Focused on a marriage between a Shakespeare professor battling Alzheimers and his long-suffering wife, Morningside Heights has garnered enthusiastic reviews from sources such as the New York Times. $41.95, includes a copy of the book, food and drink. 6:30-7:30pm. 186 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg. 419-340-2044. gatheringvolumes.com

High and Dry in Australia

The shocking death of an entire family sets in motion a fascinating mystery in The Dry, a novel by Australian writer Jane Harper. The book is the centerpiece of this month’s Online Mystery Book Group meeting hosted by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library on Monday, August 9. Winner of numerous awards, The Dry follows an Australian federal agent as he returns to his small home town for the funeral of a childhood friend, and begins to unearth shocking truths along the way. 6-7pm. Register online to attend at toledolibrary.org. Free