Friday, June 20, 2008

Author Michael Kleiner on Mt. Airy Authors Day tomorrow in Philadelpia

Michael Kleiner is the author of the book "Beyond the Cold: An American's Warm Portrait of Norway" and a fellow SBN member. He is going to take part tomorrow (June 21) in Mt. Airy Authors Day at Lovett Memorial Library in Philadelpia.

Michael will discuss his book and also offer copies for sale, each and every one of them with our sticker on, demonstrating the fact that one tree is planted for each copy. We asked Michael to provide us with further details on the event and his book.

On June 21, Michael Kleiner will be among three authors at Mt. Airy Authors Day at Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Avenue, Philadelpia, discussing his book Beyond the Cold: An American's Warm Portrait of Norway.

Readers have found Beyond the Cold to be much more than a travel book. Beyond the Cold traces the development of Michael's affinity and passion for Norway, its people and culture although he is not of Norwegian descent. It begins when he spent a year in Norway with my family at age 11 in 1969-70 (attending a Norwegian school) and his return trips as an adult. The book is unusual in that it is told through a child's eyes and memories and an adult perspective.

Among his adult trips was to attend the International Summer School at the University of Oslo with 500 students from 70 countries, returning to speak at the 50th anniversary of the Summer School and his honeymoon. As he has found a second home and family in Norway, Beyond the Cold shows the value of travel and multicultural experience, and a country that is more than cold weather.

The book has received many positive reviews including Fjell og Vidde, Norway?s largest outdoors magazine, The Norseman, and the newsletter of the Sons of Norway on Long Island, NY.

The book may be purchased at Buy Books on the Web (, Infinity Publishing's online bookstore, or call 877.BUY.BOOK or 610.941.9999.

Slides of the country will be shown, including travels above the Arctic Circle.

Event details:

Saturday, June 21st 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Three local authors with a global and historical perspective appearing at the following times:
1:15 Lori L. Tharps: Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love and Spain
2:30 Elizabeth Farmer Jarvis: Mount Airy
3:45 Michale Kleiner: Beyond the Cold: An American's Warm Portrait of Norway
Adreess: Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Avenue
Phone: (215) 685-2095

You're all invited!
Raz @ Eco-Libris