NKU Professor Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman Discusses and Signs Her Full-Length Debut at Joseph-Beth

"Sounds Like Titanic" is a true story about a professional ensemble that pretends to perform while a "Titanic" soundtrack plays

Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman - Photo: jessicahindman.com
Photo: jessicahindman.com
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

An aspiring violinist leaves Appalachia for New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a classical musician. She lands a gig in a professional ensemble — but there’s a catch: The group doesn’t actually perform; rather “the composer” blasts music from a CD, which sounds a lot like the Titanic soundtrack.

In a gist, that’s the basis of Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman’s memoir, Sounds Like Titanic. 

A local author and English professor at Northern Kentucky University, the memoir marks her full-length debut, having been previously published in The New York Times Magazine, Oprah Magazine and McSweeney’s. Ultimately a coming-of-age story, Hindman finds herself disillusioned and at odds with the false reality that surrounds her.

Grab a copy and get it signed by Hindman at Joseph-Beth. 

7 p.m. Feb. 13. Free. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood, josephbeth.com.  

About The Author

Mackenzie Manley

Mackenzie Manley is a freelance journalist based in Greater Cincinnati. She currently works as Campbell County Public Library’s public relations coordinator, which means most of her days are spent thinking about books and community (and making silly social media posts). She’s written a bit of everything, including...
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