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LBB Presents ONLINE: Ridley Pearson - Super Sons: Escape to Landis

Tuesday, October 6, 4pm CDT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page

Left Bank Books welcomes Kingdom Keepers and bestselling children's author
Ridley Pearson,
who will discuss his new graphic novel, 
Super Sons: Escape to Landis,
on Facebook Live at 4pm CDT on October 6.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

 

 

Finishing the thrilling adventure that began in The PolarShield Project, a mysterious new foe plans to release a deadly virus, launching the sons of the world's two greatest superheroes on their biggest mission yet!

With the news of the Four Fingers taking refuge in the land of Landis, Batkid, Superboy, and Tilly begin their journey to stop the deadly virus from being unleashed onto the world. Meanwhile, Candace has found her way to Landis and is taken underground to a group of people who still believe her to be the true queen of Landis. Our team is reunited in an action-packed adventure through the desert of Landis, an unknown terrority filled with unknown dangers!

New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) and artist Ile Gonzalez bring an epic conclusion to a story two books in the making. From start to finish, don't miss the Super Sons of Superman and Batman springing into action on what might be their final mission!

Ridley Pearson is the bestselling co-author (with Dave Barry) of Peter and the StarcatchersPeter and the Shadow ThievesPeter and the Secret of RundoonEscape from CarnivaleCave of the Dark WindBlood Tide, and Science Fair. He is also the author of 18 novels, including the internationally bestselling series Kingdom KeepersCut and Run, and The Middle of Nowhere. The stage adaptation of Peter and the Starcatchers earned the most Tony nominations (9) of any play in history.

All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast right here on this event page.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 4:00pm

One Author, One Kirkwood Presents Lisa See

Tuesday, October 20, 7pm
https://youtu.be/NHprBd-NH4o
 
 

Join us for this annual community event where we can come together to discuss a book and meet the author! Lisa See is a Chinese-American author who has written historical fiction, mysteries, and non-fiction. We’ll be taking a closer look at her books The Island of Sea WomenChina Dolls, and On Gold Mountain to explore and discuss themes including Asian culture, immigration, and racism. This event will be a live YouTube event, with a short lecture followed by live Q&A. For more information, visit our One Author, One Kirkwood page.

Watch live here. To receive an email reminder with the viewing link on the day of the event, fill out the form here.

Funding for the One Author series of programs is provided by the Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation.

 

Live streamed on YouTube

Watch the event live here

This event will be a video call streamed live. Lisa See will give a talk and then take live questions from the audience.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 4:30pm

SLCL Presents Connor Towne O'Neill

Thursday, October 29, 7pm
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St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Connor Towne O'Neill

Connor Towne O’Neill, "Down Along With That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Memory, Monuments, and the Legacy of White Supremacy"

Journalist Connor Towne O’Neill takes a deep dive into American history, exposing the still-raging battles over monuments dedicated to one of the most notorious Confederate generals, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Through the lens of these conflicts, O’Neill examines the legacy of white supremacy in America. “Down Along with That Devil’s Bones” presents an important and eye-opening account of how we got from Appomattox to Charlottesville, and where, if we can truly understand and transcend our past, we could be headed next.

Signed books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Reid Forgrave

Wednesday, October 21, 7pm
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St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Reid Forgrave

Reid Forgrave, "Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy"
 
In 2015, Zac Easter, a 24-year-old from small-town Iowa, decided to take his own life rather than continue his losing battle against the traumatic brain injuries he had sustained as a no-holds-barred high school football player. For this deeply reported and powerfully moving true story, award-winning sportswriter Reid Forgrave was given access to Zac’s own diaries and was able to speak with Zac’s family, friends, and coaches. He explores Zac’s tight-knit, football-obsessed Midwestern community; he interviews leading brain scientists, psychologists, and sports historians; and he takes a deep dive into the triumphs and sins of the sports entertainment industry.
 
Signed books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 4:00pm

SLCL Presents Laila Lalami

Monday, October 19, 7pm
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St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami, "Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America"
 
Interview moderated by Aisha Sultan, nationally syndicated columnist with the St. Louis Post Dispatch
Presented in partnership with the International Institute of St. Louis
 
What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize­­–finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen, using it as a starting point for her exploration of the rights, liberties, and protections that are traditionally associated with American citizenship. Tapping into history, politics, and literature, she elucidates how accidents of birth—such as national origin, race, and gender—that once determined the boundaries of Americanness still cast their shadows today.
 
Signed books available from Left bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents H.W. Brands

Thursday, October 15, 7pm
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St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents H.W. Brands

H.W. Brands, "The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom"
In conversation with historian Talmage Boston
 
Master storyteller H. W. Brands narrates the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin. John Brown was a deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old Testament telling him to destroy slavery by any means. When Congress opened Kansas territory to slavery in 1854, Brown raised a band of followers to wage war. Brown’s violence pointed ambitious Illinois lawyer Abraham Lincoln toward a different solution to slavery: politics. Lincoln spoke cautiously and dreamed big, yet his caution could not protect him from the vortex of violence Brown had set in motion. The time for moderation had passed, and Lincoln’s fervent belief that democracy could resolve its moral crises peacefully faced its ultimate test.

Signed books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Peace Adzo Medie

Tuesday, October 13, 7pm
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St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Peace Adzo Medie

Peace Adzo Medie, "His Only Wife"

One of the most anticipated books for Fall, Ghanaian novelist Peace Adzo Medie”s “His Only Wife” is a captivating story of independence, obligations to family, class divides—and a love triangle. Afi is a seamstress who’s offered a proposal of marriage she can’t refuse. What she doesn’t know is that her new husband, Eli, is in love with another woman—one his wealthy family disapproves of. As her new status opens more doors, Afi begins to see a life of independence. At its heart, the novel is a story of a young woman coming into her own and finding her voice. 

Signed copies of the book are available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pickup and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Jasper Fforde

Thursday, October 8, 7pm
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St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde, "The Constant Rabbit"

Jasper Fforde, beloved creator of the Thursday Next series, is back with a “fun and slightly bonkers” (The Guardian) new standalone novel in which he takes on issues of xenophobia with his signature world-building and humor. Welcome to England, 2022. There are 1.2 million human-size rabbits living in the UK, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphizing Event. When a family of rabbits moves into the cozy village of Much Hemlock, they must fight for their place against the prejudice of their neighbors and the full power of the ruling United Kingdom Anti-Rabbit Party. An inimitable blend of satire and thriller, “The Constant Rabbit” is the latest dazzlingly original foray into Jasper Fforde’s ever-astonishing creative genius.

Signed copies of the book are available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pickup and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Craig Johnson

Thursday, September 24, 7pm
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Author Craig Johnson - book cover and author photo

St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson, "Next to Last Stand: A Longmire Mystery"

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire embarks on his latest adventure in a new installment in the bestselling Longmire series—the basis for the hit Netflix original series “Longmire.” One of the most viewed paintings in American history, Custer’s Last Fight, was destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946. Or was it? When Charley Lee Stillwater dies of an apparent heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors, Walt Longmire is called in to try and make sense of a piece of a painting and a Florsheim shoebox containing a million dollars, sending the good sheriff on the trail of a dangerous art heist.

 

Signed book available from Left Bank Books Curbside pick-up and $10.00 delivery in St. Louis. $3.99 standard shipping.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Ann Cleeves

Monday, September 21, 7pm
 
St. Louis County Library, Left Bank Books, and HEC-Media Presents Ann Cleeves
 
Ann Cleeves, "The Darkest Evening: A Vera Stanhope Novel"
British suspense author Ann Cleeves presents the ninth installment in her bestselling series about Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope--basis for the hit TV series "Vera." During the first snowstorm of winter, Vera discovers an abandoned car. There's no driver to be seen, but a toddler remains strapped in the back seat. Vera takes the child to her ancestral home of Brockborn to wait out the blizzard. Inside, there's a party in full swing: music, Christmas lights and laughter. Outside. unbeknownst to the revelers, a woman lies dead in the snow. As the storm rages, Brockborn begins to give up the secrets of Vera's family's complicated past.
 
Signed book available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and $10.00 delivery in St. Louis. $3.99 standard shipping.  
 
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.
 
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

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