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Eleanor Sullivan - Graven Images

Eleanor SullivanLeft Bank Books - Central West End 

Eleanor Sullivan will be at our store with Graven Images, a new Singular Village mystery. After an itinerant artist is found hanging in a barn, local villagers are quick to blame an Irish traveller conveniently passing through town. Adelaide must risk her own life to find the killer before the traveller is delivered to the authorities where he’ll surely be hanged.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 7:00pm

Vanessa Gezari - Tender Soldier

Vanessa Gezari

St. Louis County Library 

In November 2008, small group of American civilians took their optimism and experience to Afghanistan. They were part of the Pentagon's controversial attempt to bring social science to the battlefield; a program called the Human Terrain System. In Tender Soldier, a tale of moral suspense, journalist Vanessa Gezari follows these three idealists from the hope that brought them to Afghanistan through the events of the fateful day when one is gravely wounded, an Afghan is dead, and a proponent of cross-cultural engagement is charged with his murder.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 7:00pm

Shirley Bradley Leflore - Brassbones and Rainbows

Shirley Bradley LefloreSt. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch 

Local artist Shirley Bradley Leflore will be reading from her new collection, Brassbones and Rainbows. LeFlore, a founding member of the Black Artist Group, has been actively involved in the St. Louis performance art community over the past 5 decades. Her play, "Rivers of Women" was performed at the Missouri History Museum in May.


Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

Victoria Christopher Murray - Never Say Never

Victoria Christopher Murphy

Carpenter Library

Victoria Christopher Murray will be reading from and signing copies of her new novel, Never Say Never. A grieving widow finds solace in the arms of her best friend's husband in a heart-wrenching tale of a brief but damaging affair. With extremely well-drawn characters, the story offers neither blame nor excuses, keenly depicting the heartbreaks caused by both death and betrayal.


Monday, August 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

Ben Winters - Countdown City

Ben Winters

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

New York Times bestseller and Washington University alumnus Ben Winters will be reading from and signing the second installment of the Last Policeman trilogy, Countdown City. As the world's inevitable demise draws near, former Concord police detective Hank Palace starts on a mission to find missing Brett Cavatone when his wife, Hank's former baby sitter, begs him to take the case.



Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking

For directions and public transportation information, click here.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 7:00pm

Rafe Esquith - Real Talk for Real Teachers

Rafe Esquith


Rafe Esquith will offer the wisdom for educators, parents, and everyone concerned with education from Real Talk for Real Teachers. He recognizes that new teachers and veteran educators need different kinds of nourishment, whether it's encouragement to see through a teacher's difficult early years, advice on midcareer classroom building, or novel ideas for how longtime educators can put their expertise to work. The evening will end with a book signing. Tickets are $30 and include one copy of Real Talk for Real Teachers, and can be purchased at

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Laura Nowlin - If He Had Been With Me

Lauren Nowlin

St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch 

Laura Nowlin will be speaking about her debut Young Adult novel, If He Had Been With Me. Throughout their whole childhood, Finn and Autumn were inseparable. But one incident in middle school puts them in separate social worlds come high school. One other incident in the summer before college has Autumn wondering "what if."

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 11:00am

Victoria Wilcox - Inheritance

Victoria Wilcox

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Victoria Wilcox will discuss Inheritance, the first installment of her trilogy on the life of Doc Holliday. Before Doc Holliday was a Western legend he was a Southern son, born in the last days of the Old South. In Inheritance, set during the turbulent times of the American Civil War, young John Henry Holliday welcomes home his heroic father and learns a terrible secret about his beloved mother.

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

Theron Humphrey - Maddie On Things

Left Bank Books - Downtown Join us downtown where Theron Humphrey will speak on his new photography collection, Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project about Dogs and Physics. Humphrey and Maddie will sign and "pawtograph" books. Maddie is a sweet-tempered coonhound who accompanied her owner on a yearlong, cross-country trip while Humphrey took photos of Maddie doing what she does best: standing on things.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 7:00pm


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