Author Events

Richard Kurin: The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

Richard Kurin

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States.

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

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Friday, November 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Bryan Haynes: The New Regionalism

Bryan Haynes

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

New Regionalism: The Art of Bryan Haynes collects Bryan Haynes’ Midwestern paintings. Haynes makes his home in St. Alban’s, Missouri and this work evokes comparisons to Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. His book is a perfect gift for Missouri newcomers and expats who miss the beauty of a Missouri landscape.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 7:00pm

Wiley Cash: This Dark Road to Mercy

Wiley Cash

Left Bank Books - Downtown 

Wiley Cash will sign and discuss This Dark Road to Mercy, a resonant new novel about a father's efforts to rescue his young daughters by the critically-acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home. In Cash's second novel, 12-year-old Easter and her little sister, Ruby, end up in North Carolina's foster care system when their mother dies. Their long-vanished father, Wade, suddenly reappears and promptly makes off with them, pursued by both the girls' legal guardian and a shady figure out for vengeance.

Wine and beer available for purchase, courtesy of The Vino Gallery. 

Parking: Lot at 10th and Olive; garage at 10th between Locust and Washington; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

Jared Diamond - World Until Yesterday

Jared Diamond

Maryville University Auditorium 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel, returns with The World Until Yesterday, a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years--a past that has mostly vanished. He considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

Ree Drummond: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays

Ree Drummond

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New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, TV Food Network personality, and accidental country girl Ree Drummond shares a full year of celebratory meals, festive treats, and holiday traditions with her easy-to-follow, mouthwatering recipes that will win over family and friends.

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 6:00pm

Amy Tan - The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan

St. Louis County Library

TICKETED EVENT: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/470635

Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China's last imperial dynasty, to the rise of the Republic, the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment, to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreign "Shanghailanders" living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

Juliet Schor - True Wealth

Juliet Schor

Fontbonne University, Doerr Chapel 

Juliet Schor will be reading from her newest book, True Wealth. True Wealth is a road map for the next two decades. In encouraging us to value our gifts — nature, community, intelligence, and time — Schor offers the opportunity to participate in creating a world of wealth and well-being. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

Jerry Mileur - The Stars Are Back

Left Bank Books - Downtown

Just in time for the Fall Classic, Jerry Mileur will be in the store speaking about his new book, The Stars Are Back: The St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, and Player Unrest in 1946. As the St. Louis Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers battled for the National League pennant, there was another battle behind the scenes. When the threat of unionization loomed and the Mexican League continued to lure players away from the United States with lucrative contracts, tensions between players and team owners mounted.

 

Parking: Lot at 10th and Olive; garage at 10th between Locust and Washington; street parking (meters free after 7pm)

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Pat Kogos - Priory, Louisiana

Pat Kogos

Left Bank Books - Central West End 

St. Louis author Pat Kogos will be in the store speaking about her novel Priory, Louisiana. When Hurricane Katrina enters the Gulf, coastal residents flee. In Priory, Louisiana, guest rooms of an inn become shelter from the storm. Priory, Louisiana is a story of regret and the opportunity to reinvent yourself after the life you know has washed away.

 

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

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Monday, October 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin - Five Days in November

Clint Hill

St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch 

Clint Hill is a retired United States Secret Service agent who will forever be remembered for his courageous actions in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination. He will be joined by co-author Lisa McCubbin to speak about his upcoming book, Five Days in November, and signing books. Left Bank Books will be selling Hill and McCubbin's previous book, Mrs. Kennedy and Me, and taking pre-orders for signed copies of Five Days in November.

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

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