Friday, September 22, 7pm
The prolific Spokane-Coeur d'Alene writer will discuss his new memoir, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me—an instant New York Times bestseller and one of the year's most anticipated books—and the 10th Anniversary Edition of his Young Adult classic, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me is a deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Family relationships are never simple, but Alexie’s bond with his mother, Lillian, was more complex than most. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Alexie and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: He wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive.
– A $40 general admission ticket admits one person to the keynote event and includes one hardcover copy of You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.
– A $75 VIP ticket admits one person to the keynote event, includes one copy of "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and one copy of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," plus a Meet & Greet book signing with Sherman Alexie. (VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT.)
Tickets can be purchased at www.thesheldon.org.
ABOUT BOOKFEST ST. LOUIS
BookFest St. Louis is a celebration of the literary arts that will bring dozens of local, regional and national authors together for a one-day festival in the Central West End Scene (CWEscene). Festival-goers will be able to enjoy author presentations, panel discussions, book signings and an array of family-friendly activities and programming throughout the day.