Author Events

Bookstore Romance Day - Love is Queer Panel

Saturday, August 21, 4pm CT/5pm ET
Register here for the event
Bookstore Romance Day and Left Bank Books are proud to present
Love is Queer,
a panel featuring
Adriana Herrera, Olivia Waite, Cat Sebastian, and Roan Parrish.
The panel will be moderated by Left Bank Books' Event Coordinator
Shane Mullen.
The event will happen live at 5pm ET/4pm CT.
Register for the event here.
Books are available for purchase through Left Bank Books. 


About our Panelists

Adriana Herrera was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last 15 years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings.

Olivia Waite writes historical romance, fantasy, and science fiction. She is currently the romance fiction columnist for the New York Times Book Review. To learn more and sign up for her newsletter, please visit www.oliviawaite.com.

Cat Sebastian lives in a swampy part of the South with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. Before her kids were born, she practiced law and taught high school and college writing. When she isn't reading or writing, she's doing crossword puzzles, bird-watching, and wondering where she put her coffee cup.

Roan Parrish lives in Philadelphia, where she's gradually attempting to write love stories in every genre. When not writing, she can be found cutting her friends' hair, meandering through the city while listening to torch songs and melodic death metal, or cooking overly elaborate meals. She loves bonfires, winter beaches, minor chord harmonies, and self-tattooing. One time she may or may not have baked a six-layer chocolate cake and then thrown it out the window in a fit of pique.


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Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 4:00pm

Jim Shepard with Ethan Rutherford - Phase Six

Monday, June 21, 7pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

Left Bank Books welcomes award winning author
Jim Shepard,
who will discuss his new book, 
Phase Six,
on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on June 21st.
Shepard will be in conversation with acclaimed author
Ethan Rutherford.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a SIGNED copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
About Phase Six
A spare and gripping novel about the next pandemic--completed by the award-winning Jim Shepard before COVID-19 even emerged--that reads like a fictional sequel to our current crisis.

In a tiny settlement on the west coast of Greenland, 11-year-old Aleq and his best friend, frequent trespassers at a mining site exposed to mountains of long-buried and thawing permafrost, carry what they pick up back into their village, and from there Shepard's harrowing and deeply moving story follows Aleq, one of the few survivors of the initial outbreak, through his identification and radical isolation as the likely index patient. While he shoulders both a crushing guilt for what he may have done and the hopes of a world looking for answers, we also meet two Epidemic Intelligence Service investigators dispatched from the CDC--Jeannine, an epidemiologist and daughter of Algerian immigrants, and Danice, an M.D. and lab wonk. As they attempt to head off the cataclysm, Jeannine--moving from the Greeland hospital overwhelmed with the first patients to a Level 4 high-security facility in the Rocky Mountains--does what she can to sustain Aleq. Both a chamber piece of multiple intimate perspectives and a more omniscient glimpse into the megastructures (political, cultural, and biological) that inform such a disaster, the novel reminds us of the crucial bonds that form in the midst of catastrophe, as a child and several hypereducated adults learn what it means to provide adequate support for those they love. In the process, they celebrate the precious worlds they might lose, and help to shape others that may survive.

"For the foreseeable future, we remain in the era of hot takes about Covid-19 and our governments' responses to it. And yet, somehow, working to a deeper rhythm, Shepard has managed to make art out of our crisis with a thought-provoking work of fiction that sustains our emotions . . . Vivid and carefully researched, it's clearly the product of long and conscientious work. It lands uncannily now, since at some point during its gestation, real life caught up with the book's speculative world . . . Phase Six works across a big canvas: from vividly drawn Greenland to teeming I.C.U.s in the United States, to the high-tech detective work involved in tracking down the pathogen. Shepard writes persuasively about the disparate places and lives connected by the disaster [and] shows his gift for making art from the lives of people living in extremis. He does this with a patient, naturalistic eye for detail and a style in which exactitude and plainness bring bracing poetry . . . What makes the book engaging and ultimately uplifting is the emotionally complex lives of its central characters." --Marcel Theroux, The New York Times Book Review

"If you've been waiting for the great novel of the COVID-19 era, it's in your hands. I read Phase Six with a galloping heart. With heroic humor and a poet's ear and eye for what makes humanity worth saving, Shepard's polyphonic novel of contagion and collapse is also the story of love's unlikely survival in the most hostile conditions." -- Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!

"Jim Shepard not only writes at the cutting edge of literature, but he IS the cutting edge of literature. He excavates the twin crises of our era--climate change and pathogens--and builds a story that is as poignant as it is true. The writing is stunning. The research is stunning. The after-effect is stunning. Phase Six is a great book for our times: the past, the present and those that--we hope--are yet to come." --Colum McCann, author of Apeirogon

"No amount of prior admiration for Jim Shepard's fiction prepared me for the magnificent Phase Six--a book at once so wise and so funny, so bleak and so tender. With astonishing virtuosity, he conveys huge amounts of information in a way that is not only lucid but utterly gripping, and he creates characters who make me want to rush into the novel to save them from the virus and themselves. What a triumph!" --Margot Livesey, author of The Boy in the Field


About our Speakers

Jim Shepard is the author of seven previous novels, most recently The Book of Aron (winner of the 2016 PEN New England Award, the Sophie Brody medal for achievement in Jewish literature, the Ribalow Prize for Jewish literature, the Clark Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award) and five story collections, including Like You'd Understand, Anyway, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won The Story Prize. His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Esquire, Tin House, Granta, Zoetrope, Electric Literature, and Vice, and has often been selected for The Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with his wife, three children, and three beagles, and he teaches at Williams College.

Ethan Rutherford’s fiction has appeared in BOMB, Tin House, Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, Post Road, Esopus, Conjunctions, and The Best American Short Stories.  His first book, The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, a finalist for the John Leonard Award, received honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and was the winner of a Minnesota Book Award. Born in Seattle, Washington, he received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota and now teaches Creative Writing at Trinity College.  He lives in Hartford, Connecticut with his wife and two sons.

His second collection, Farthest South, was published by A Strange Object in April 2021.


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Monday, June 21, 2021 - 7:00pm

Stacey Abrams - Our Time is Now

Tuesday, June 22nd, 6pm CT
Private Online Event - Register with Book Purchase or Register for Free Required

Picador and Left Bank Books are honored to present
“An Evening with Stacey Abrams”
to celebrate the paperback launch of the New York Times bestseller
Stacey will be joined by
Cari Champion
on June 22 at 7 PM EST on Zoom Webinar
to discuss the urgency of ending voter suppression and how we can empower citizens to use their power to shape the future.
The conversation will be followed by moderated audience Q&A.
Stacey Abrams is the New York Times bestselling author of Lead from the Outside, a serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and political leader. A tax attorney by training, she served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, and Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. She has launched multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at the state, national and international levels. Abrams is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. Abrams received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School. She is the founder of the New Georgia Project, Fair Fight Action, Fair Fight 2020, Fair Count, and the Southern Economic Advancement Project.
Cari Champion is a broadcast journalist and television personality based in Los Angeles. Champion made history with her move to Vice TV for her show “Cari & Jemele: Stick to Sports,” along with co-host Jemele Hill, as the first Black women to host a late-night cable news and information show. Champion also currently hosts the “NFL Next Live” Thursday Night Football live stream for Amazon, TNT’s studio show, “The Arena”, and recently returned as co-host for Season 2 of NBC’s reality competition series, “The Titan Games."Champion previously served as anchor and host at ESPN where she spent nearly a decade. She continues to break barriers, paving the way for younger women of color who want to pursue a career in sports television and other areas within broadcasting.

From New York Times bestselling author of Lead From The Outside and political leader Stacey Abrams, a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country.

With each page, she inspires and empowers us to create systems that reflect a world in which all voices are heard and all people believe and feel that they matter. -- Kerry Washington

A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn't win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.

Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others' who have fought throughout our country's history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are now.

This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win. - Stacey Abrams


Review Quotes:

People Magazine Book of the Week

"Our Time Is Now is not a political memoir or a long-form résumé; rather, it is a striking manifesto, a stirring indictment and a straightforward road map to victory...She portrays her constituents and their concerns in such a way that they feel more actual than symbolic, more individual than indicative. When she turns her gaze onto her family, her narrative gifts are in full flower.--Tayari Jones, The New York Times Book Review

Stacey Abrams's powerful, deeply moving book shines a bright light on the ongoing attacks on the sacred, constitutional right to the ballot. Stacey provides everyday Americans and political leaders alike with the tools that are urgently needed to confront and defeat the forces that seek to deny Americans their voice in our democracy. The right to vote is the foundation of our freedom and a key pillar of our democracy, and we must all fight to ensure that all Americans have a say in their nation's future. --Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

From climate change to income inequality, voter suppression is threatening to undermine the most important issues facing our country today. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to see our democracy reflect the will of all people, and not just the will of America's most privileged. -- Issa Rae, writer and producer

Stacey Abrams is not only a passionate advocate of democracy, but also an inspiring example of how to practice it. In Our Time Is Now, she exposes systematic voter suppression efforts across America, and tells us what we need to do to fight back. This book is an essential toolkit for citizens of all backgrounds who believe, as I do, that democracy is not a spectator sport. -- Madeleine K. Albright, former United States Secretary of State

Following her historic run for Governor of Georgia in 2018, Stacey Abrams led a nationwide effort to empower and enfranchise voters to participate in our democratic process. With Our Time is Now, she's now set out a comprehensive roadmap for engaging those voters, tearing down barriers to participation, and making our democracy live up to its highest ideals. -- Julian Castro, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development



You may purchase a copy of OUR TIME IS NOW from Left Bank Books online or by phone. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. When you purchase a copy of the book from Left Bank Books, you will be sent the registration link for the Zoom webinar event. You may also email info@left-bank.com to register for the event for FREE.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

Scott Alexander Hess with Donald Miller - Root of Everything and Lightning

Thursday, July 15, 7pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

Left Bank Books welcomes award winning author
Scott Alexander Hess,
who will discuss his new pair of novellas, 
The Root of Everything and Lightning,
on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on July 15.
Hess will be in conversation with St. Louis author
Donald Miller.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a SIGNED copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
**For this event, you may request personalization for your order. Leave a note in the comments when you are checking out for how you would like the book to be signed. Example "To Scott. Happy Birthday!". Scott Alexander Hess will sign and personalize copies. Deadline for personalization request is July 25th.
**Scott would also like to offer t-shirts for this event. If you pre-order before July 25th, you may request a Small, Medium, or Large t-shirt. IF YOUR BOOK IS BEING MAILED TO YOU, YOU MUST SELECT PRIORITY MAIL OR FEDEX FOR SHIPPING. We will not be able to send t-shirts via media mail. You may also select to pick up a book and t-shirt.
About The Root of Everything and Lightning

In this pair of novellas, award-winning author Scott Alexander Hess provides a richly textured portrait of the shifting landscape of the 20th century American Dream.

The Root of Everything is a multi-generational saga tracking fathers and sons from Germany's Black Forest to Missouri as they experience tragedy, triumph, forbidden love, and hard-earned reckonings.

In Lightning, a young man in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1918 is driven by his deep love for horses and his emerging feelings for another man. Offered a chance to move to New York City, he finds his true destiny.

Shot through with layers of grief, passion, dangerous landscapes, and old-world mysticism, these are journeys into love, loss, and twists of fate that define us. Hess tells stories as deep as the Missouri River and as wide-ranging as the Wild American West.

"Scott Alexander Hess's writing brims with elegant simplicity and pulses with fierce emotional insight." - Joe Okonkwo, author of Kiss the Scars on the Back of My Neck and Jazz Moon

"In The Root of Everything and Lightning, Scott Alexander Hess uncovers deep affinities between the wide-openness of the American landscape and the wide-eyed optimism of its people-cowmen and farmers, fortune tellers and hard laborers, queer fellows and new women. Sinuously constructed and simmering with eroticism, these short novels nevertheless pack emotional punch. Historical fiction at its cutting-edge best." -Patrick E. Horrigan, author of Pennsylvania Station

"As dense as the Black Forest and as magnificent as an old oak, The Root of Everything feels like flipping through a family album of three generations of men, in which Hess has captured brief moments to tell their entire stories of love in all its joy, sorrow and grief." -Jamie Brickhouse, author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex and My Mother

"The Root of Everything takes us from a cold forest in Germany to the complicated promised land of the American Midwest and beyond. This is a story about the forces that shape us-the bonds of blood and love and nature. It's a riveting tale written with both heart and precision." -Jonathan Corcoran, author of The Rope Swing


About our Speakers

Scott Alexander Hess is the author of five novels, including Skyscraper, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, and The Butcher’s Sons, which was named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015. His writing has appeared in HuffPost, Genre Magazine, The Fix, Thema Literary Review, and elsewhere. Hess co-wrote "Tom in America," an award-winning short film, starring Sally Kirkland and Burt Young. He teaches fiction writing at Gotham Writers Workshop and curates Hot Lit, an LGBTQ+ themed monthly newsletter. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Hess lives in New York City with his husband.

Donald C. Miller holds a master's degree in media literacy and has coauthored a previous media literacy textbook with Art Silverblatt.


All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Fiona Mozley

Wednesday, June 16, 7pm


St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present Fiona Mozley, “Hot Stew.”

Video premiere: Wednesday, June 16,  7:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/STLCoLibrary

In conversation with Ryan Krull, Interviews Editor - Boulevard Magazine

A finalist for the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel “Elmet,” Fiona Mozley’s much-anticipated second novel takes readers to the grimy, vibrant central London district of Soho. Young millionaire Agatha Howard plans on converting one piece of prime real estate into luxury condos--but the tenants have no intention of vacating the premises. As Mozley’s accomplished tragicomedy unfolds, a cast of heroic queers, junkie magicians, Russian oligarchs, radical protestors, and even a glamorous borzoi converge in unexpected ways. Entertaining and sharply funny, “Hot Stew” confronts questions about wealth and inheritance, gender and power, and the things women must do to survive in an unjust world.

Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Valerie Battle Kienzle

Thursday, June 10, 7pm


St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present Valerie Battle Kienzle, "Ready to Wear: A History of the Footwear and Garment Industries in St. Louis"

Video premiere: Thursday, June 10,  7:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/STLCoLibrary

With its location on the banks of the Mississippi River, St. Louis was a 19th century center of fur trading, cotton and wool distribution, footwear, and clothing production. “Ready to War” is the story of the birth, growth, decline and rebirth of the St. Louis footwear and garment industries. Colorfully weaving historical narrative, personal connection, and local lore, Valerie Battle Kienzle transports the reader to the St. Louis of yesteryear and the surprising fashion-industry hub right in the heart of the Midwest. 

Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Ben Rhodes

Monday, June 7, 7pm

St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present Ben Rhodes, "After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made."

Video premiere: June 7, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary

In conversation with Tony Messenger, Pulitzer Prize-Winning St. Louis Post Dispatch Reporter

The bestselling author of “The World As We Know It” and co-host of Pod Save the World asks: Why is Democracy so threatened in America and around the world? In 2017, as former White House aide Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they had worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. To understand what was happening in America, Rhodes decided to look outward. Over the next three years, he traveled to dozens of countries, meeting with politicians, activists, and dissidents confronting the same nationalism and authoritarianism that was tearing America apart. Part memoir and part reportage, “After the Fall” is a hugely ambitious and essential work of discovery. 

Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Westfall - Politics & History Series

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 7:00pm

SLCL Presents Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Tuesday, June 1, 7pm CT

St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present Marie Mutsuki Mockett, "American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland."

Video premiere: Tuesday, June 1,  7:00 p.m. on Facebook.com/STLCoLibrary

For over 100 years, the Mockett family has owned a 7,000 acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska. Marie Mutsuki Mockett, who grew up in bohemian California, with her father and her Japanese mother, knew little about farming when she inherited this land. In “American Harvest,” Mockett follows the harvest season with a group of evangelical Christians who have cut her family’s fields for decades. Mockett’s journey peels back layers of the American story to expose its contradictions and unhealed wounds. She joins the crew in the fields, attends church, and struggles to adapt to the rhythms of rural life, all the while continually reminded of her own status as a person who signals “not white.” “American Harvest,” is an important book for our fractured times, a study in seeing and hearing an America different from the one we are surrounded by each day.

Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.


Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 7:00pm

Brenda Myers-Powell with Nikki Patin - Leaving Breezy Street

Tuesday, June 29, 7pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

Left Bank Books welcomes highly anticipated debut author
Brenda Myers-Powell
who will discuss her debut memoir
Leaving Breezy Street
on Facebook Live at 7pm CT on June 29.
Myers-Powell will be in conversation with Community Engagement Director for the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation and the founder and Executive Producer of Surviving the Mic
Nikki Patin.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order copies of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
About Leaving Breezy Street

Belonging on the shelf with Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle and Ishmael Beah's A Long Way GoneLeaving Breezy Street--the stunning account of Brenda Myers-Powell's brutal and beautiful life--is a critical addition to the American canon.

Fourteen years old, poor, Black, mother dead, two babies to feed and clothe, and a grandmother who is not full of motherly kindness, to put it mildly. What money-making options are open to a girl like Brenda Myers?

When Breezy, as she came to call herself, hit the streets of Chicago as a prostitute in 1973 she was barely a teenager. But she was pretty and funny as hell, and determined to support her daughters and make a living. For the next twenty-five years, she moved across the country, finding new pimps, parties, drugs, and endless, profound heartache. And she also--astonishingly--managed to find the strength to break from a brutal world and not only save herself but save future Breezys.

Great, compelling memoirs can bring us into worlds that have been beyond our comprehension and make us "get it." What these books tell us is NOT that we can all move beyond the lives into which we were born. The lesson is that everyone deserves to be truly seen by others and offered a path forward.

"To stand in one truth and allow yourself to be seen is one of the bravest things an individual can do. In her memoir, Brenda Myers-Powell is brave, authentic, and a bit gritty in a remarkable way. At every moment in Leaving Breezy Street you felt you were there, experiencing the pain and finding the resilience to keep pushing to find joy through it all alongside her." --Marcus Samuelsson, author of Yes, Chef: A Memoir

"Brenda Meyers-Powell's story is testament that there are, indeed, second acts in life. Her journey as told in Leaving Breezy Street is remarkable, if not chilling, as she faces a cascade of violence and betrayal, mostly at the hands of men. But astonishingly she never loses her verve or her humor, and emerges on the other side not only intact but as an inspiration." --Alex Kotlowitz, author of An American Summer, winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize


About our Speakers

Brenda Myers-Powell has been advocating for victims of sex trafficking since 1997. She is the co-founder and executive director of the Dreamcatcher Foundation, and has sat on the board of numerous organizations. In 2020, she was selected to serve on the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Brenda's work with Dreamcatcher and victims was the focus of the Sundance Award-winning documentary Dreamcatcher.

Featured in The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader, on WBEZ, and on international television and radio, Nikki Patin has been writing, performing, educating, and advocating for over two decades. She has taught hundreds of workshops on performance poetry, body image, sexual assault prevention and LGBT issues. Patin has released several chapbooks, a full-length collection of writing and design, two EPs and a full-length album entitled “Bedroom Empire." In 2014, she made history when she addressed the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on behalf of Black women survivors of sexual violence in the U.S. Nikki Patin holds an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from the University of Southern Maine. Patin is the Community Engagement Director for the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation and the founder and Executive Producer of Surviving the Mic, a survivor-led organization that has crafted its own methodology of holding brave and affirming writing and performance spaces for survivors of sexual harm. Nikki Patin is a queer, non-binary survivor of both domestic and sexual violence and single Mama to a son with autism. 


All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 7:00pm

Daniel Silva with Dana Bash - The Cellist

Monday, July 12, 7pm CT
Private Online Event - Book Purchase Required

Left Bank Books and Atlanta JCC welcomes Master of International Intrigue
Daniel Silva,
who will discuss his new novel,
The Cellist
on July 12 at 7pm CT in a private online event.
Silva will be in conversation with CNN's Chief Political Correspondent and Co-anchor of State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
Dana Bash.
This is an exclusive event that requires purchase of a SIGNED copy of
The Cellist
from Left Bank Books for admission.
A Zoom link for entry will be emailed ahead of the event.
About The Cellist

From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times–bestselling author, comes a timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon. 

Elegant and sophisticated, provocative and daring, THE CELLIST: A Novel (Harper; July 13, 2021; $28.99), explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today—the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia. It is at once a novel of hope and a stark warning about the fragile state of democracy. And it further confirms Daniel Silva’s status as his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue.

Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia’s richest man, he now resides in splendid exile in London, where he has waged a tireless crusade against the authoritarian kleptocrats who have seized control of the Kremlin. His mansion in Chelsea’s exclusive Cheyne Walk is one of the most heavily protected private dwellings in London. Yet somehow, on a rainy summer evening, in the midst of a global pandemic, Russia’s vengeful president finally manages to cross Orlov’s name off his kill list.

Before him was the receiver from his landline telephone, a half-drunk glass of red wine, and a stack of documents… The documents are contaminated with a deadly nerve agent. The Metropolitan Police determine that they were delivered to Orlov’s home by one of his employees, a prominent investigative reporter from the anti-Kremlin Moskovskaya Gazeta. And when the reporter slips from London hours after the killing, MI6 concludes she is a Moscow Center assassin who has cunningly penetrated Orlov’s formidable defenses.

But Gabriel Allon, who owes his very life to Viktor Orlov, believes his friends in British intelligence are dangerously mistaken. His desperate search for the truth will take him from London to Amsterdam and eventually to Geneva, where a private intelligence service controlled by a childhood friend of the Russian president is using KGB-style “active measures” to undermine the West from within. Known as the Haydn Group, the unit is plotting an unspeakable act of violence that will plunge an already divided America into chaos and leave Russia unchallenged. Only Gabriel Allon, with the help of a gifted cellist employed by the world’s dirtiest bank, can stop it.

In THE CELLIST, Silva returns with another blockbuster—a powerhouse novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination, destined to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.


About our Speakers

Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four novels, including The Other Woman, The New Girl, and The Order. His books are critically acclaimed bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than thirty languages. He resides in Florida with his wife, television journalist Jamie Gangel, and their twins, Lily and Nicholas. For more information visit www.danielsilvabooks.com

Dana Bash is CNN's chief political correspondent and co-anchor of State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, the network's Sunday morning newsmaker show. Bash is based in Washington, DC, where she covers both campaigns and Congress and regularly serves as a moderator for CNN's political town hall specials.


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You may purchase a copy of The Cellist from Left Bank Books online or by phone. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. If you have purchased the book from Left Bank, you will receive an email event reminder 24 hours prior to the event. You will receive the actual email invite to join the private online event on the DAY OF the event.


International orders are accepted for this event. If you are outside the US and would like to order a SIGNED book for admission to the event, please email orders@left-bank.com with your address for a shipping quote.

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 7:00pm


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