Omaha Public Library recently announced that Karen Gettert Shoemaker's new novel The Meaning of Names is the 2014 Omaha Reads Selection!
Each year, Omaha Public Library encourages the community to join together in reading one book as part of the Omaha Reads campaign. This year, the centennnial of the First World War, they have chosen Karen's book based on its powerful examination of the sacrifice and violence for which the war is remembered.
Karen will speak at the German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th St., on Wednesday, September 3, 6:30-8 p.m. in the South Hall. She will discuss her book, and copies will be available for purchase and signing following a Q&A session. This free event is open to the public. More information is available here.