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Summer Literary Picnics: Kaira Rouda

Wednesday, June 26 - 5:30 PM

Each summer, the Thurber House lawn plays host to a series of outdoor literary picnics and readings with authors who have an Ohio connection. Join us for this long-running tradition of good friends, good food, and great books!

The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect lie.

Jane Harris lives in a sparkling home in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. It’s a place that seems too beautiful to be touched by sadness. But exactly one year ago, Jane’s oldest daughter, Mary, died in a tragic accident and Jane has been grief-stricken ever since. When she emerges from her haze of anti-depressants, she discovers that her family seems to have changed. Does someone know more about Mary, and about her last day, than they’ve revealed?

Kaira Rouda is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur, national speaker, and internationally bestselling and award-winning author. A dedicated community activist, she created the first walk-in emergency shelter for homeless families in Central Ohio. Kaira lives in Southern California with her husband, Congressman Harley Rouda.

Picnicking begins at 5:30 pm. Our Young Docents will offer free guided tours of Thurber House. The program begins at 6:45 pm. Thurber House remains open after the reading for touring, book buying, and signing.

Menu: Market turkey sandwich, tossed salad, pretzels, and a cookie.


Thurber House
Columbus, OH 43215
Event Type


Thurber House

Date / Time

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


(614) 464-1032
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