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Meet Author Brandy Schillace

in conversation with Lance Parkin

2024-02-15 19:00:00 2024-02-15 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Brandy Schillace Join us when authors Brandy Schillace and Lance Parkin visit to discuss Schillace's new novel, <i>The Framed Women of Ardemore House</i>. Orange Branch - The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)

Thursday, February 15
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-15 19:00:00 2024-02-15 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Brandy Schillace Join us when authors Brandy Schillace and Lance Parkin visit to discuss Schillace's new novel, <i>The Framed Women of Ardemore House</i>. Orange Branch - The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)

Orange Branch

The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room (A/B) (75)

Join us when authors Brandy Schillace and Lance Parkin visit to discuss Schillace's new novel, The Framed Women of Ardemore House.

About the author:

Brandy Schillace is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher and Death’s Summer Coat: What Death and Dying Teach Us About Life and Living. She is the creator of the Peculiar Bookclub, bringing best-selling authors together with their readers. A former professor of English and gothic literature, she has an abiding love of mystery. She writes about gender politics and history, medical mystery, and neurodiversity for outlets such as Scientific American, Wired, CrimeReads, and Medium.  Brandy is also autistic, though has not (to her knowledge) been a suspect in a murder investigation.

In The Framed Women of Ardemore House, Jo Jones has always had a little trouble fitting in. As a neurodivergent, hyperlexic book editor and divorced New Yorker transplanted into the English countryside, Jo doesn’t know what stands out more: her Americanisms or her autism.

After losing her job, her mother, and her marriage all in one year, she couldn’t be happier to take possession of a possibly haunted (and clearly unwanted) family estate in North Yorkshire. But when the body of the moody town groundskeeper turns up on her rug with three bullets in his back, Jo finds herself in potential danger—and she’s also a potential suspect. At the same time, a peculiar family portrait vanishes from a secret room in the manor, bearing a strange connection to both the dead body and Jo’s mysterious family history.

With the aid of a Welsh antiques dealer, the morose local detective, and the Irish innkeeper’s wife, Jo embarks on a mission to clear herself of blame and find the missing painting, unearthing a slew of secrets about the town—and herself—along the way. And she’ll have to do it all before the killer strikes again.


Brandy Schillace will be in conversation with Lance Parkin, a British author, biographer, and essayist. Best known for writing fiction and reference books for television series, in particular Doctor Who (and spin-offs including the Virgin New Adventures, Bernice Summerfield and Faction Paradox), over a twenty-year career, Lance has written for publications including TV Zone, Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine, and the New Statesman, has produced nonfiction guidebooks to the Doctor Who and Star Trek universes, and worked on the Emmerdale television series as a storyline writer. 

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Orange Branch

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Phone: 216.831.4282
Fax: 216.831.0714
Branch manager
Ginaya Willoughby

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Closed for Memorial Day weekend.
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Closed for Memorial Day weekend.)

About the branch

Located in Pepper Pike, the Orange Branch offers a cozy fireplace reading area, community meeting spaces and a full service drive-up window. The branch’s interactive children’s area features artwork from the book Aesop’s Fables by the late beloved illustrator Jerry Pinkney.

Upcoming events

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Mon, Jun 03, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Tue, Jun 04, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Mon, Jun 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Tue, Jun 11, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Mon, Jun 17, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Tue, Jun 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Mon, Jun 24, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:45am
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Tue, Jun 25, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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