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Tomorrow at the Ivy Bookshop- Author Anand Panadian Discusses: Ayya’s Accounts



Anand Pandian: Ayya’s Accounts

Thursday, July 3, 2014 – 7:00pm


Johns Hopkins University professor Anand Pandian explores the history of modern India through the life of his grandfather.


Ayya’s Accounts explores the life of an ordinary man – orphan, refugee, shopkeeper and grandfather – during a century of tremendous hope and upheaval. Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he made a treacherous 1,700-mile journey by foot, boat, bullock cart and rail back to southern India. Becoming a successful fruit merchant, Ayya educated and eventually settled many of his descendants in the United States. Luck, nerve, subterfuge and sorrow all have their place along the precarious route of his advancement.

Anand Pandian teaches in the department of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His many books include Crooked Stalks: Cultivating Virtue in South India and a forthcoming book on the creation of cinema in India. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.



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Bad Girls: An Interview with Paula Bomer



Paula Bomer is the girl you smoked your first cigarette with in the girls’ bathroom or, as an underage girl, took a beer bong hit at some off-campus party. You listened to Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson together, and she always seemed to date a guy who looked like Paul Westerberg of The Replacements.

Tomorrow at the Ivy Bookshop- Author Lynn Sherr discusses: Sally Ride


upcomingAuthor Lynn Sherr discusses her new book, Sally Ride


Tuesday, June 24, 2014 – 7:00pm

Lynn Sherr, who spent years of her broadcasting career covering NASA, delivers a definitive biography of America’s first woman in space.
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A member of the first astronaut class to include women, Sally Ride broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. Lynn Sherr also writes about Ride’s scrupulously guarded personal life, with exclusive access to Ride’s partner, former husband, family and countless friends and colleagues.Sally Ride is the biography of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America.