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LBB Presents ONLINE: Larry I. Palmer with Joel K. Goldstein - Scholarship Boy

Wednesday, September 9, 7pm CDT
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Left Bank Books welcomes law professor and writer
Larry I. Palmer,
who will discuss his new memoir, 
Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race, 
on Facebook Live at 7pm CDT on September 9.
Palmer will be in conversation with St. Louis University law professor
Joel K. Goldstein
Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

 

In 1958, fourteen-year-old Larry Palmer left his parents and nine siblings at home in St. Louis and boarded a train to attend Phillips Exeter Academy (then an all boys' school) on full scholarship. In Scholarship Boy Palmer reflects on his experiences as a young black boy growing up far from home, learning to fit into a white world without becoming estranged from his closely-knit family.

Palmer delves back into the early years of his childhood, and at times all the way to his family's past in rural Arkansas before he was born, and brings the reader up to his undergraduate years at Harvard and his father's death while he attended Yale Law School in the 1960s. The ninth of ten children, he writes about the delicate, complex balances within the family and illustrates the ways his sibling relationships shaped him as he was also being molded by his elite education. Palmer's journey from being the "next-to-the-baby" of his family into adulthood reveals the personal and often hidden costs of cultural migration.

"Palmer was fourteen years old in September 1958 when he made the unlikely journey alone by train to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. It is impossible to read this boy's story―'ninth child of ten, and the sixth of seven sons'―without feeling the loneliness of that first passage away from home―a black boy crossing into a bastion of white privilege―and the scale of the transformation that awaited him."―Carrie Brown, author of The Stargazer's Sister

Larry I. Palmer is professor of law emeritus at Cornell University, where he spent 27 years as a teacher, scholar, and vice president. He also held appointments at University of Louisville School of Medicine, Georgetown Law Center, University of Virginia, University of Texas at Austin, Rutgers-Camden Law School, Cambridge University, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the College of William and Mary. His scholarly writing focused on health policy and bioethics, including two books and a collaboration that produced an educational video on The Tuskegee Study of Syphilis in Negro Men. Since 2015, his essays have appeared in New England Review and VCU Blackbird and been cited as notable essays in Best American Essays. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Joel K. Goldstein is the Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law Emeritus at Saint Louis University School of Law where he was a member of the full-time faculty from 1994-2019. He has written widely on the presidency, vice presidency and constitutional law. He is best known for his writings on the vice presidency, including The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden (2016), a topic national and international media frequently interview him about.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7:00pm

LBB Presents ONLINE: "A User's Guide to Democracy" Authors Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy with Gabe Fleisher

Monday, September 14, 7pm CDT
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Left Bank Books welcomes New Hampshire Public Radio's Civics 101 co-hosts
Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy,
who will discuss their new book, 
A User's Guide to Democracy: How America Works, 
on Facebook Live at 7pm CDT on September 14.
Capodice and McCarthy will be in conversation with
Gabe Fleisher from St. Louis NPR's Wake Up to Politics. 
Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

 

 

From Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy, the hosts of New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101, and New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro, A User's Guide to Democracy is a lively crash course in everything you should know about how the US government works.

Do you know what the Secretary of Defense does all day? Are you sure you know the difference between the House and the Senate? Have you been pretending you know what Federalism is for the last 20 years? Don’t worry--you’re not alone. The American government and its processes can be dizzyingly complex and obscure.

Until now.

Within this book are the keys to knowing what you’re talking about when you argue politics with the uncle you only see at Thanksgiving. It’s the book that sits on your desk for quick reference when the nightly news boggles your mind. This approachable and informative guide gives you the lowdown on everything from the three branches of government, to what you can actually do to make your vote count, to how our founding documents affect our daily lives. Now is the time to finally understand who does what, how they do it, and the best way to get them to listen to you.

"An informative and appealing civics lesson for first-time voters and old hands alike." Publisher's Weekly

"An easily digestible, illustrated guidebook to the agencies and institutions that make up the federal government... Just the thing for students of civics—which, these days, should include the entire polity." Kirkus Reviews

Nick Capodice is the co-host of Civics 101. Before coming to NHPR, Nick worked in the Education Department at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where he wrote and led tours, trained educators, and helped design digital exhibits. He also led beer history and tasting tours for Urban Oyster in Brooklyn.

Hannah McCarthy is the co-host of Civics 101 from New Hampshire Public Radio. She came to New Hampshire by way of Brooklyn where she worked as a radio producer and writer. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Gabe Fleisher is the author of Wake Up To Politics, a daily political newsletter with nearly 50,000 subscribers, and host of the accompanying podcast produced by St. Louis Public Radio. Gabe has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and other news outlets, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. He is currently a freshman at Georgetown University, studying government and journalism.

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Monday, September 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

LBB Presents ONLINE: Caitlin Moran - More Than A Woman

Tuesday, September 15, 1pm CDT
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NOTICE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Caitlin Moran has had to postpone her event with us indefinitely. We will update our events calendar and put a notice on social media (Facebook and Twitter) if/when she is able to reschedule. As an independent bookstore, we do rely heavily on book sales from events, thus we thank you in advance for purchasing More Than a Woman from Left Bank.

Left Bank Books welcomes bestselling author Caitlin Moran, who will discuss her new book, More Than a Woman, on Facebook Live at 1pm CDT on September 15. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of More Than a Woman from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

The author of the international bestseller How to Be a Woman returns with another “hilarious neo-feminist manifesto” (NPR) in which she reflects on parenting, middle-age, marriage, existential crises—and, of course, feminism.

A decade ago, Caitlin Moran burst onto the scene with her instant bestseller, How to Be a Woman, a hilarious and resonant take on feminism, the patriarchy, and all things womanhood. Moran’s seminal book followed her from her terrible 13th birthday through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, and beyond—and is considered the inaugural work of the irreverent confessional feminist memoir genre that continues to occupy a major place in the cultural landscape.

Since that publication, it’s been a glorious ten years for young women: Barack Obama loves Fleabag, and Dior make “FEMINIST” t-shirts. However, middle-aged women still have some nagging, unanswered questions: Can feminists have Botox? Why isn’t there such a thing as “Mum Bod”? Why do hangovers suddenly hurt so much? Is the camel-toe the new erogenous zone? Why do all your clothes suddenly hate you? Has feminism gone too far? Will your To Do List ever end? And WHO’S LOOKING AFTER THE CHILDREN?

As timely as it is hysterically funny, this memoir/manifesto will have readers laughing out loud, blinking back tears, and redefining their views on feminism and the patriarchy. More Than a Woman is a brutally honest, scathingly funny, and absolutely necessary take on the life of the modern woman—and one that only Caitlin Moran can provide.

Caitlin Moran's debut book, How to Be a Woman, was an instant New York Times bestseller. Her first novel, How to Build a Girl, received widespread acclaim and was adapted into a major motion picture starring Beanie Feldstein. People called her follow up novel, How to Be Famous, "hilarious.... wonderfully original." A columnist for the London Times, Caitlin lives in London with her husband and two daughters, and on Twitter @caitlinmoran.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 1:00pm

LBB Presents ONLINE: Scott Anderson with Julian Sancton - The Quiet Americans

Tuesday, September 1, 7pm CDT
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Left Bank Books welcomes veteran war correspondent and author Scott Anderson, who will discuss his new book, The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts, on Facebook Live at 7pm CDT on September 1. Anderson will be in conversation with Senior Features Editor at Departures magazine Julian Sancton. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of The Quiet Americans from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

From the bestselling author of LAWRENCE IN ARABIA, a gripping history of the early years of the Cold War, the CIA's covert battles against communism, and the tragic consequences which still affect America and the world today

At the end of World War II, the United States dominated the world militarily, economically, and in moral standing - seen as the victor over tyranny and a champion of freedom. But it was clear - to some - that the Soviet Union was already executing a plan to expand and foment revolution around the world. The American government's strategy in response relied on the secret efforts of a newly-formed CIA.

THE QUIET AMERICANS chronicles the exploits of four spies - Michael Burke, a charming former football star fallen on hard times, Frank Wisner, the scion of a wealthy Southern family, Peter Sichel, a sophisticated German Jew who escaped the Nazis, and Edward Lansdale, a brilliant ad executive. The four ran covert operations across the globe, trying to outwit the ruthless KGB in Berlin, parachuting commandos into Eastern Europe, plotting coups, and directing wars against Communist insurgents in Asia.

But time and again their efforts went awry, thwarted by a combination of stupidity and ideological rigidity at the highest levels of the government - and more profoundly, the decision to abandon American ideals. By the mid-1950s, the Soviet Union had a stranglehold on Eastern Europe, the U.S. had begun its disastrous intervention in Vietnam, and America, the beacon of democracy, was overthrowing democratically-elected governments and earning the hatred of much of the world. All of this culminated in an act of betrayal and cowardice that would lock the Cold War into place for decades to come.

Anderson brings to the telling of this story all the narrative brio, deep research, skeptical eye, and lively prose that made LAWRENCE IN ARABIA a major international bestseller. The intertwined lives of these men began in a common purpose of defending freedom, but the ravages of the Cold War led them to different fates. Two would quit the CIA in despair, stricken by the moral compromises they had to make; one became the archetype of the duplicitous and destructive American spy; and one would be so heartbroken he would take his own life.

THE QUIET AMERICANS is the story of these four men. It is also the story of how the United States, at the very pinnacle of its power, managed to permanently damage its moral standing in the world.

"In this sweeping, vivid, beautifully observed book, Scott Anderson unearths the devastating secret history of how the Unites States lost the plot during the Cold War. By focusing on the twisty, colorful lives of four legendary spies, Anderson distills the larger geopolitical saga into an intimate story of flawed but talented men, of the 'disease of empires,' and of the inescapable moral hazard of American idealism and power. It's a hell of a book, with themes about the unintended consequences of espionage and interventionism that still resonate, powerfully, today." —Patrick Radden Keefe, author of SAY NOTHING
 
“Anderson delivers a complex, massively scaled narrative, balancing prodigious research with riveting storytelling skills…Over the course of the narrative, the author amply shows how the CIA was increasingly pushed to function as an instrument of politically charged ambitions. An engrossing history of the early days of the CIA.” —Kirkus Review (Starred)

Scott Anderson is the author of two novels and four works of nonfiction, including Lawrence in Arabia, an international bestseller which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. A veteran war correspondent, he is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine.

Julian Sancton is a senior features editor at Departures magazine, and has worked at publications including Vanity Fair, Esquire, and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the author of the upcoming nonfiction book Madhouse at the End of the Earth (Crown), about an ill-fated nineteenth century Antarctic expedition. 

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 7:00pm

LBB Presents ONLINE: Eric Von Schrader with Jean Ponzi - A Universe Less Traveled

Thursday, September 10, 7pm CDT
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Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis native Eric Von Schrader, who will discuss his new book, A Universe Less Traveled, on Facebook Live at 7pm CDT on September 10. Von Schrader will be in conversation with KDHX Earthworms' host Jean Ponzi. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of A Universe Less Traveled from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

What if there were another world, almost like ours, but not quite? It brushes up against us, like the tail end of a dream, but stays just barely out of reach.

What if you found a way to go there?

Billy Boustany stumbles upon the ability to slip into a surprising new version of his sleepy midwestern city. He begins a journey that is most fun he's had in years. Then it turns into an obsession that upends his life, his family, and everything he knows.

A Universe Less Traveled tells Billy's story, framed by tales of other accidental travelers to this mysterious city, and provides a glimpse into an alternate history of the twentieth century.

Looking for an escape from the troubles of his failing business, Billy discovers a teeming metropolis with iridescent skyscrapers and throngs of immigrants and tourists from all over the world. As he explores, he meets peculiar allies and experiences raucous celebrations. Billy questions his sanity as he struggles to make sense of this bizarre world. Though he fears screwing up his adventure, he lets his college student daughter in on the secret. Together they go further into this amazing place, until they reach the ultimate destination, a magnificent city of Native Americans that has sprung up at an ancient site. There she begins a relationship with a handsome young man with a startling plan.

Billy also meets a formidable enemy - the Knights, a shadowy organization with a mission to keep people like him out of their world. They reveal how the two worlds diverged a century ago and warn him to stay away at all costs.

When his daughter disappears at the hands of the Knights, Billy and his wife go on a frantic search to find her in the other city. It leads to heartbreak, then to a new beginning.

In his career, Eric Von Schrader has made documentary films, produced television shows, and worked as an instructional design consultant. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and spent most of his life there. Eric has always been fascinated by the older parts of the city and their echoes of a lost world. A few years ago, Eric's wife and he moved to Carpinteria, California. They've always wanted to live by the ocean. Still, the neighborhoods and streets of St. Louis are etched deep into his brain.

Jean Ponzi has been an environmental advocate and resource person for the greater St. Louis community for over 30 years. As her volunteer community service, Jean produces and hosts the enviro-interview show Earthworms for KDHX St. Louis Independent Media. On her job as Green Resources Manager for the EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden, she coaches sustainable thinking and practice for businesses of all kinds through the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, and connects her fellow humans to nature as a Garden team leader of the regional initiative, BiodiverseCity St. Louis. Her column Earthworms Castings has been a local feature in The Healthy Planet Magazine since 1997. She has also written for GreenBiz.com, Missouri Resources, and professional magazines including The Designer, Home Energy, and the online environmental digest Grist.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

LBB Presents ONLINE: Elsa Hart - Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne

Thursday, August 20, 7pm CST
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Left Bank Books welcomes mystery novelist Elsa Hart, who will discuss her new mystery, The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne, on Facebook Live at 7pm CST on August 20. Hart will be in conversation with Left Bank Books' Shane Mullen. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

From the author of the acclaimed Li Du novels comes Elsa Hart's new atmospheric mystery series.

London, 1703. In a time when the old approaches to science coexist with the new, one elite community attempts to understand the world by collecting its wonders. Sir Barnaby Mayne, the most formidable of these collectors, has devoted his life to filling his cabinets. While the curious-minded vie for invitations to study the rare stones, bones, books, and artifacts he has amassed, some visitors come with a darker purpose.

For Cecily Kay, it is a passion for plants that brings her to the Mayne house. The only puzzle she expects to encounter is how to locate the specimens she needs within Sir Barnaby’s crowded cabinets. But when her host is stabbed to death, Cecily finds the confession of the supposed killer unconvincing. She pays attention to details—years of practice have taught her that the smallest particulars can distinguish a harmless herb from a deadly one—and in the case of Sir Barnaby’s murder, there are too many inconsistencies for her to ignore.

To discover the truth, Cecily must enter the world of the collectors, a realm where intellect is distorted by obsession and greed. As her pursuit of answers brings her closer to a killer, she risks being given a final resting place amid the bones that wait, silent and still, in the cabinets of Barnaby Mayne.

“Hart is bound to become a household name for readers who love clever and fair whodunits.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Spectacular. An extraordinary time machine of a novel, transporting us three centuries into the past, when Stuart London roiled with color and clamored with the grinding of carriage wheels. Like Hilary Mantel and Kate Mosse, Elsa Hart applies historical detail with a fine-tipped brush, not a mason’s trowel; like Kate Morton and Ken Follett, she devises plots both intricate and exciting. And Cecily Kay, the supremely winning botanist-sleuth braving hidden dangers in The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne, is a hero for the ages — her and ours. Open this splendid novel and jump back to a vanished world." — A. J. Finn

Elsa Hart is the author of several acclaimed mystery novels set in eighteenth-century China, including City of Ink, one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2018. She was born in Rome, but her earliest memories are of Moscow, where her family lived until 1991. Since then she has lived in the Czech Republic, the U.S.A., and China. She earned a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

LBB Presents ONLINE: Fredrik Backman - Anxious People

Tuesday, September 8, 1pm CST
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Left Bank Books welcomes internationally bestselling author Fredrik Backman, who will discuss his new novel, Anxious People, on Facebook Live at 1pm CST on September 8. Join us on our Facebook Page and order an exclusive SIGNED copy of Anxious People from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and “writer of astonishing depth” (The Washington Times) comes a poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.

Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.

Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.

"[A] tight-knit, surprise-filled narrative... the brisk, absorbing action prompts meditation on marriage, parenting, responsibility, and global economic pressures. Comedy, drama, mystery, and social study, this novel is undefinable except for the sheer reading pleasure it delivers. Highly recommended."Library Journal (starred review) 

“Backman’s latest novel focuses on how a shared event can change the course of multiple people’s lives even in times of deep and ongoing anxiousness. A story with both comedy and heartbreak sure to please Backman fans.”Kirkus Review

Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s SorryBritt-Marie Was HereBeartownUs Against You, and two novellas, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime, as well as one work of nonfiction, Things My Son Needs to Know About the World. His books are published in more than forty countries. His next novel, Anxious People, will be published in September 2020. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Twitter @BackmanLand or on Instagram @Backmansk.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 1:00pm

LBB Presents ONLINE: Sharon Salzberg - Real Change

Thursday, September 3, 7pm CDT
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Left Bank Books welcomes meditation expert and author Sharon Salzberg, who will discuss her new book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World, on Facebook Live at 7pm CDT on September 3. Salzberg will be in conversation with Left Bank Books' co-owner Kris Kleindienst. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of Real Change from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

From one of most prominent figures in the field of meditation comes a guidebook for how to use mindfulness to build our inner strength, find balance, and help create a better world.

In today’s fractured world, we’re constantly flooded with breaking news that causes anger, grief, and pain. People are feeling more stressed out than ever, and in the face of this fear and anxiety they can feel so burnt out and overwhelmed that they end up frozen in their tracks and unable to do anything. In Real Change, Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in lovingkindness meditation, shares sage advice and indispensable techniques to help free ourselves from these negative feelings and actions. She teaches us that meditation is not a replacement for action, but rather a way to practice generosity with ourselves and summon the courage to break through boundaries, reconnect to a movement that’s bigger than ourselves, and have the energy to stay active.

Consulting with veteran activists and social-change agents in a variety of fields, Salzberg collects and shares their wisdom and offers the best practical advice to foster transformation in both ourselves and in society. To help tame our inner landscape or chaos, Salzberg offers mindfulness practices that will help readers cultivate a sense of agency and stay engaged in the long-term struggle for social change.

Whether you’re resolving conflicts with a crotchety neighbor or combating global warming, Real Change will provide the fundamental principles and mindfulness practices to help guide you to the clarity and confidence to lift a foot and take the next step into a better world.

“Inspiring, loving, and empowering. The perfect medicine for these difficult times.” - Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart

"Real Change is a real gift to us all at a crucial time in our human evolution helping us cultivate the clarity to bring deeply needed transformation into our personal and public lives. Sharon Salzberg powerfully guides us with practical steps to cultivate resilience as we bring more active compassion and care into the world. Soak in these words of wisdom and your inner life and the world around you will change for the better!" - Dan Siegel, New York Times bestselling author of BrainstormThe Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of several books including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness, and Real Happiness At Work. Renowned for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Yaa Gyasi

Saturday, September 19, 7pm
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St. Louis County Library presents Yaa Gyasi.

Yaa Gyasi, "Transcendent Kingdom"

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed bestseller "Homegoing" is a powerful and intimate novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama. Gifty is a PhD candidate in neuroscience studying the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after an ankle injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, "Transcendent Kingdom" is a deeply moving novel about faith, science, and family.

Signed books 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.

 

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Peter Cozzens

Thursday, November 12th, 7pm
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St. Louis County Library presents Peter Cozzens.

Peter Cozzens, "Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation "

Interview moderated by Dr. William S. Belko, Executive Director - Missouri Humanities Council  

The author of numerous acclaimed books on the Indian Wars of the American West, Peter Cozzens brings us to the forefront of the chaos and violence that characterized the young American Republic, when settlers spilled across the Appalachians to bloody effect, disregarding their rightful Indian owners. "Tecumseh and the Prophet" presents the untold story of Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee brothers who retaliated against this threat--the two most significant siblings in Native American history, who, Cozzens helps us understand, should be writ large in the annals of America.  

Presented in partnership by the St. Louis County Library, HEC Media and the Missouri Humanities Council

Signed books 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, November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm

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