Join us for a special reading by author Akum Norder of her latest bestseller “The History of Here: A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany,” followed by a tutorial on how to research your own house’s history and a book signing by the author.
“The History of Here follows Albany, New York’s, Pine Hills neighborhood through more than one hundred years of change. At its heart is the story of Norder’s 1912 house and the people who built and lived in it. As Norder traced their histories, she came to see the development of her house, her street, and her neighborhood as a piece of Albany’s story. In the lives of its residents, their struggles and triumphs, she saw a reflection of twentieth-century America.
Drawing on interviews, city records, newspapers, out-of-print books, and other sources, Norder’s narrative makes a case for city neighborhoods: their value, their preservation, and the grassroots involvement that turns a jumble of houses into a community. Funny and thought-provoking, readable and relevant, The History of Here celebrates the sense of place that fuels the new urbanism.”
This event is free and open to all! Books will be available for purchase that day, and all attendees will receive 10% off their store purchase.