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Bob Spitz - Dearie

Bob Spitz

Left Bank Books - Downtown 

New York Times bestselling author Bob Spitz will speak on his book, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child, as part of our Feast Reading Group. The original celebrity chef, Julia Child was already fifty when The French Chef went on the air at a time in our history when women weren't making those leaps. In Spitz's definitive biography, Julia comes vividly--and surprisingly--to life. Also, enjoy hors d'oeuvres related to the book courtesy of L'Ecole Culinaire at this event.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 7:00pm

Elaine Viets - Board Stiff

Elaine Viets

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Come to the store after your Mother's Day brunch to hear Elaine Viets speak about her new mystery, Board Stiff. Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont are about to find out murder is not a day at the beach!

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 4:00pm

Walter Mosley - Little Green

Walter Mosley

St. Louis Central Library 

Walter Mosley is back and so is Easy Rawlins! In Little Green, Easy is cruising the hippified streets of the Sunset Strip circa 1967. He is in search of a young black man who has gone missing--and maybe of his own rebirth. After 11 books, Easy Rawlins is one of the small handful of private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called immortal.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

Robin Marty & Jessica Mason - Crow After Roe

Robin Marty & Jessica Mason

Left Bank Books - Downtown 

Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo present a comprehensive look as the state of reproductive rights today in The Crow After Roe. Reproductive choice – be it terminating a pregnancy, preventing one in the first place, or even simple preventative health care – is now being limited to only those who can afford it, and the most vulnerable of women are paying the price.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

Anchee Min - The Cooked Seed

Anchee Min

St. Louis Central Library 

Anchee Min's new work, The Cooked Seed, continues where her acclaimed memoir Red Azalea ended. Leaving China, she comes to America to find her way, her voice, and her love. An immigrant story that takes her from the shocking deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the promised land of America, it is her struggle throughout toward genuine selfhood that elevates this dramatic, classic immigrant story to something powerfully universal.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Children's Book Week: Antony John & Heather Brewer - Elemental & The Slayer Chronicles

Antony John & Heather BrewerYoung Adult fantasy authors Antony John and Heather Brewer will speak about their beloved books. Antony John's Elemental tells the tale of 16-year-old Thomas, the first and only child born without an element in a colony of the United States where everyone is born with powers of the elements: water, wind, earth, and fire. Heather Brewer is the author of The Slayer Chronicles, companion books to The Chronicles of Vladamir Tod. Joss McMillian is a member of Slayer Society, a group whose mission is to rid the world of vampires. The summer after Joss failed to kill the vampire Vladimir Tod, he gets a second chance to prove himself as a Slayer.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 7:00pm

Josh Hanagarne - The World's Strongest Librarian

Josh Hanagarne

St. Charles City-County Library 

An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid found salvation in books and weight-lifting. Josh Hanagarne's memoir, The World's Strongest Librarian, tells the story of the former U.S. Air Force tech sargeant's struggle with Tourette's. Determined to conquer his affliction, he underwent everything from quack remedies to lethargy-inducing drug regimes to finally find relief through strength training.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 7:00pm

Suspense Night Featuring Megan Abbott, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Michael Koryta, Ace Atkins, and Reed Farrell Coleman

St. Louis County Library 

Join us for an evening with five outstanding mystery and suspense writers who will each read from recent work and discuss their craft. This event brings together top writers from across the country, including Michael Koryta (The Prophet), Ace Atkins (Wonderland), Reed Farrel Coleman (Onion Street), Megan Abbott (Dare Me), and Hank Phillippi Ryan (The Other Woman).

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

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