‘A Star for Mrs. Blake’ author to be at the Mount on March 7

By: Jill Eichhorn

File Under: on the same page, reading

April Smith, author of A Star for Mrs. Blake which is this year’s selection for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s On The Same Page citywide book club, will be in the library of the College of Mount St. Joseph on Friday, March 7 at 10 a.m. She will meet with readers and autograph copies of her book for purchase. The Mount is proud to be a partner with the Library's On the Same Page program.

A Star for Mrs. Blake is a fictional historical novel about a group of Gold Star Mothers, women who lost their sons during World War I, who travel to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France to say their final good-byes to their sons. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is holding several programs about World War I and book discussions at libraries throughout the city to talk about the book. Peter Robinson, Ph.D., associate professor of history at the Mount, will talk about the U.S. role in World War I at the Delhi Library on Saturday, February 22 at 1 p.m.

The Mount’s library is located next to the administration building. Guests may park in visitor spots in the parking lot in front of the campus on Delhi Road.