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Hank Philippi Ryan (photo)









 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Investigative Reporter and Detective Fiction Writer Hank Phillippi Ryan
Author of “Truth Be Told”
Wednesday, December 3, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Bestselling suspense writer and award-winning investigative journalist Hank Phillippi Ryan continues her popular series starring detective Jake Brogan and reporter Jane Ryland.
 
When Ryland investigates a big-bucks mortgage scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, her story collides with Jake’s attempts to solve a 20-year-old murder cold case. Financial manipulation, the terror of reclosures, the primal need for home and family. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie?
 
Presenting Sponsor Maryville University
 
Books for signing will be available for purchase.
  St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Charles E. Claggett, Jr.
Author of “Max Starkloff and the Fight for Disability Rights”
Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium

(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)

Paralyzed by a car accident at the age of 21, Max Starkloff defied all expectations to become a leader of the powerful Disability Rights Movement. His national advocacy encouraged governments to remove physical barriers, make public transportation and housing accessible and pass laws preventing job discrimination.

Using interviews with Starkloff and those who knew him best, Charles E. Claggett Jr. powerfully presents Starkloff’s story of resilience and hope, and how today, his legacy continues to better the lives of disabled individuals throughout the country.

Presenting Sponsor – Maryville University.

Books for signing will be available for purchase.
 
Richard Ford (photo)
Richard Ford, “Let Me Be Frank With You”
Tuesday, December 9, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is recommended.)
 
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford presents a brilliant new work that returns to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe and his celebrated novels “The Sportswriter” and “Indpendence Day.”  Now, in “Let Me Be Frank with You,” Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and attempts to console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous odyssey through the America we live in at this moment. 

 

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