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Book Group to discuss 'Halfway to Each Other'

January 08, 2014

The ASU Book Group will meet at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 29 to discuss the book “Halfway to Each Other:  How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home,” by Scottsdale author Susan Pohlman.

The meeting will be in room 165 of the Durham Language and Literature Building on the Tempe campus, and the author will be present. The book group is open to all ASU faculty, staff and students.

“Halfway to Each Other” is the story of Pohlman and her husband – a couple on the brink of separation  ­– who find love again while spending a year in Italy with their two children, ages 11 and 14.

The Pohlmans move to Nervi, a village on the Italian Riviera, forsaking their Los Angeles home and lifestyle, without knowing how to speak Italian. Without a car and knowing no one, they must learn to get around on public transportation and fit into the local culture.

The next meeting of the ASU Book Group will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, location TBA. The book will be Melissa Pritchard’s new novel, “Palmerino.” Pritchard will be present at the meeting to talk about the book.

The ASU Book Group is sponsored by the Department of English. For more information, contact Judith Smith at