10/15/2013 - Oct. 21 - Book signing at library
The Cumberland County Library will be hosting a book signing with local author Audrey Cuff on Monday October 21 at 6:30 PM.
Dr. Audrey Cuff is a special education teacher at a high school in southern New Jersey. She was born and raised in Cumberland County. She has taught psychology for the past 14 years to freshman students. She enjoys evenings at home with her family, and friends. Dr. Cuff completed two marathons in 2005 and 2006 in Hawaii for charity research to cure HIV /AIDS. Her other hobbies consist of reading, going to the movies and, of course, writing. She has two children, and three grandchildren. Dr. Cuff has the following certifications: Teacher of Psychology, Teacher of Special Education, and Supervisor of Education. She was nominated and received the Outstanding Teacher award in April of 2006. She was inspired to write City of Thieves after reading a newspaper article about the mayor closing the libraries in the inner cities and across the country. The book City of Thieves is part of a three book series.
Synopsis: Though her mother promised to return for her, Ashley, at the age of fourteen, is still living with her grandmother in Highland, a city on the outskirts of Maryville, a place known as the "ghetto."
Ashley has shadowy memories of her mother taking her to her favorite place, the library. Reading a good book allows Ashley to escape her poverty and crime infested community. One afternoon after listening to the Mayor's press conference, Ashley discovers that the Mayor is taking away the community library. In spite of being put on punishment for a week by her grandma for defending herself from the school bullies, Ashley feels it is worth the risk to sneak out of the house.