Sunday Afternoon with Kansas Author Jean Grant

Come meet author Jean Grant, from Lawrence, who will talk about her book The Burning Veil on Sunday, September 18, 2011, 2-3pm in the Topeka Room (204).

The Burning Veil is a story of love and colliding cultures as American Sarah Moss travels to Saudi Arabia to discover more about the man she loves, his family, and the Islamic Saudi culture. Jean Grant spent six years as a staff reporter for Arab News, the national English daily of Saudi Arabia and was able to get a rare and intimate look into Saudi society. This novel was inspired by her observations of the lives and relationships of American women married to Arab men during the twenty years she lived in the Middle East.

A book signing will follow the author talk. For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.