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Terry McMillan - Who Asked You?

Christ Church Cathedral 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan will be reading from Who Asked You?, answering questions, and signing books. Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan's inimitable humor, Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 7:00pm

John Lutz - Twist

John Lutz

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

St. Louis author John Lutz is back with the latest Frank Quinn thriller! Frank Quinn's niece, Carlie Hobbs, needs help. Someone is stalking her, and the NYPD can't stop him. A blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Carlie fits the victim type of the killer who's been terrorizing women - leaving them bound, gagged, and tortured with surgical precision. Quinn will have to set the perfect trap. All he needs is the perfect bait…


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

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

Daniel Woodrell - The Maid's Version

Daniel Woodrell

St. Louis County Library 

Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident?

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 7:00pm

John Searles - Help for the Haunted

St. Louis County Library 

John Searles's Help for the Haunted is an unforgettable story of a most unusual family, their deep secrets, their harrowing tragedy, and ultimately, a daughter's discovery of a dark and unexpected mystery. After receiving a strange phone call one winter's night, Sylvie Mason's parents leave the house and are later murdered in an old church in a horrifying act of violence. A year later, Sylvie is living in the care of her older sister. Now, the inquisitive teenager pursues the mystery, moving closer to the knowledge of what occurred that night. John Searles will be reading, answering your questions, and signing books.

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

Heritage Account, Inc. - Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout

St. Louis Women's Club 

One of the country’s most celebrated novelists, and a Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, will be interviewed by Ron Charles, Deputy Editor of The Washington Post Book World, at a fundraising dinner for the Heritage Account, Inc., a non-profit organization promoting educational programs. The cost is $75.00 per person ($20.00 tax deductible) and includes, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a cash bar and this special program at The Saint Louis Woman’s Club. All are welcome! Please call 314-367-6923 or e-mail CarolynGFarrell@gmail.com for further information.

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 5:30pm

Sue Grafton - W is for Wasted

Maryville University Auditorium 


Join Maryville University and Left Bank Books for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton.

Sue Grafton will be in conversation with HEC-TV's Brenda Madden. Their on-stage interview will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

Tickets are $32 for one person, or $37 for two people. Each ticket package includes one copy of Grafton's newest novel, W is for Wasted. Tickets are available at http://grafton.brownpapertickets.com/.

Sue Grafton continues the tale of Kinsey Millhone in her latest tale, W is for Wasted. As Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of a John Doe case, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. Before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey literally finds the key to his identity. In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, is thoroughly compromised.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

Ray Suarez - Latino Americans

St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch 

PBS NewsHour journalist Ray Suarez will be meeting fans and signing books. Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country.

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 3:00pm

Andrew Vaughan and Jamie Hartford - John Hartford: Pilot of a Steam Powered Aereo-Plain

Andrew Vaughn 

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

Join us for the special music and literary tribute to St. Louis musician John Hartford. Jamie Hartford, John's son, will be performing his music at our store. Following Jamie's set, Andrew Vaughan will be in the store to speak about his biography of legendary bluegrass musician John Hartford. John Hartford: Pilot of a Steam Powered Aereo-Plain tells the story of Hartford's journey from a steamboat and river obsessed kid in St. Louis who breathed new life into the bluegrass genre and opened the doors for a generation of acoustic players.

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

For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:00pm

David Walsh - Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids


MICDS invites educators, administration, and counselors to a discussion and book signing with President and founder of the National Institute on Media and the Family. Backed by science and filled with stories, Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids finds the practical advice in groundbreaking scientific headlines about memory, language, emotions, nutrition, play, and more. Dr. Walsh equips you with usable information about exercise, sleep, emotional intelligence, connection--all of which work together to help kids reach their full potential. RSVPs are requested at parenteducation@micds.org.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 7:30am


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