William Least Heat-Moon: Celestial Mechanics

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch

Left Bank Books and the St. Louis Public Library welcome famed Blue Highways author William Least Heat-Moon, who will sign and discuss his debut novel, Celestial Mechanics: A Tale for a Mid-Winter Night!

In Celestial Mechanics, William Least Heat-Moon embarks on an exploration into the value of knowledge and rational thinking, the essence of being harmoniously alive, and the very nature of the Cosmos. In this novel of haunted love, an amateur astronomer, finds himself in a marriage descending toward darkness until the arrival of his sister-in-law and soon thereafter the appearance of a witching neighbor. In ways enigmatic, ghostly, and funny, the three women draw him into the equivocal nature of reality and dreams, the threesome’s influences leading the young astronomer on a journey toward something vastly beyond himself.

"An entrancing journey toward deeper insight into the cosmos, an exploration readers will share and savor with every masterfully crafted sentence." —ALA Booklist

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Celestial Mechanics from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Event address: 
St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch
225 N. Euclid
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Celestial Mechanics: A Tale for a Mid-Winter Night By William Least Heat Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941110560
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Published: Three Rooms Press - April 11th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780316353298
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 19th, 1999