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Harry Samuels Will Discuss His Two Books at Library May 19 University News
For release: May 4, 2010

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843


Harry Samuels
Harry Samuels
Memphis author Harry Samuels will discuss his two books at the University of Memphis Wednesday, May 19, at noon in the Ned R. McWherter Library, Room 225. His talk, “Fate or Coincidence?” is free and open to the public.

Samuels is the author of Beshert: True Stories of Connections and its sequel, Crossroads: Chance or Destiny? The books are collections of intriguing and unexpected personal experiences, including those of his family and friends. Spanning half a century, these true stories raise questions about the design of the universe and the way we fit into it.

In the Beshert story “A Match,” a daughter placed for adoption 30 years earlier becomes a bone marrow donor for the mother she never knew. In “The Roll,” the marriage of a Muslim is saved by a rabbi employing Talmudic logic.

Samuels is a graduate of Washington University with degrees in philosophy and political science. He has spent 50 years in retailing and real estate in Memphis. Samuels also has devoted many of those years to volunteering with numerous social service agencies and projects.

The event is sponsored by the University Libraries with support from the Friends of the University Libraries.

Parking is available in the Zach Curlin parking garage.

For more information, contact Tom Mendina at 901-678-4301 or

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