Author Events

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER

 

SEPTEMBER

Curtis Sittenfeld (photo)





 
The St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Curtis Sittenfeld
Acclaimed author of “Prep” and “American Wife”
Thursday, September 4, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium

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

Named one of the best novels of the year by Slate and the St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis writer Curtis Sittenfeld presents the story of identical twins Kate and Violet, closely-linked throughout girlhood by their shared psychic powers. After Violet goes on national television and predicts a massive earthquake, Kate’s quiet suburban life is violently disrupted. “Sisterland” is a moving examination of the strength of familial bonds.

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University.

Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Reed Farrel Coleman (photo)






 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Reed Farrel Coleman
Author of “Robert B. Parker’s Blind Spot”
Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium

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

Author of the acclaimed Moe Prager detective series, Reed Farrel Coleman has been selected by the estate of Robert B. Parker to continue the popular series about former baseball player turned LA police investigator Jesse Stone.

In “Blind Spot,” Jesse must grapple with his regrets and disappointments while at a reunion for his Triple-A team. But when a young woman is murdered, Jesse discovers that one of his own teammates may be his main suspect.

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University.

Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Amanda Ripley (photo)











 
Read St. Louis presents Amanda Ripley
Author of “The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way”
2014 Non-Fiction Selection
Thursday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium

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

Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley takes readers inside homes and classrooms around the globe and reveals why some students are succeeding where others are stagnating. A reporting tour de force, “The Smartest Kids in the World” upends rigid assumptions and offers new ways of looking at the future of American education—and the necessity for vast improvement—in a changing world.

The winner of two National Magazine Awards, Amanda Ripley has written a series of acclaimed articles about learning and children for Time magazine and The Atlantic.

Books for signing will be available for purchase.

www.ReadStLouis.org

Co-sponsored by (logos) Clarkson Eyecare, UPS Foundation, St. Louis County Library Foundation, St. Charles City County Library, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis Public Radio, B&N
Annie Barrows (photo)




 
The St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Reading Garden Event Series presents
Bestselling Author of the “Ivy and Bean” series Annie Barrows
Saturday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. Daniel Boone Branch

(Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is recommended.)

Bestselling author of the “Ivy and Bean” children’s series, Annie Barrows presents the sequel to “The Magic Half.” In “Magic in the Mix,” the time-traveling twins Molly and Miri are off on an adventure to the Civil War where they race against the clock to save two unusual soldiers. Brimming with lovable characters, this long-awaited sequel will bring a whole new batch of readers to Annie Barrows’ wonderfully popular world of twin-inspired magic.

Barrows is also the author of the hit adult novel “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”

Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Eric Schlosser (photo)





 
The St. Louis County Library Foundation’s ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series Presents Investigative Journalist and “Fast Food Nation” Author Eric Schlosser
Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium

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

Famed investigative journalist and author of “Fast Food Nation,” Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, “Command and Control” explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

Books for signing will be available for purchase.

Presenting Sponsor – Maryville University.
Nancy Horan (photo)




 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Nancy Horan
Acclaimed author of “Loving Frank”
Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium

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

A Today Show book club pick from the bestselling author of “Loving Frank,” Nancy Horan’s new novel tells the improbable love story of tempestuous American Fanny Osbourne and Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, author of “Treasure Island” and “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness, their shared life unfolds into an adventure as impassioned as any of Stevenson’s unforgettable tales.

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University.

Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Mark Whitaker (photo)







 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Mark Whitaker
Acclaimed author of “Cosby: His Life and Times”
The first major biography of American icon Bill Cosby
Monday, September 29, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium

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

The first major biography of American icon Bill Cosby, Mark Whitaker uses extensive research and in-depth interviews with Cosby and more than sixty of his closest friends and associates.

Published on the 30th anniversary of “The Cosby Show,” the book reveals the behind-the-scenes story of that groundbreaking sitcom as well as Cosby’s childhood in a Philadelphia housing project and his first big breaks as a stand-up comedian. It is a frank, fun and fascinating account of his life and historic legacy.

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University.

Books for signing will be available for purchase.

OCTOBER

Hampton Sides (photo)







 
St. Louis County Library Foundation presents Hampton Sides
Acclaimed historian and author of “In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette”
Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium

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

Bestselling author of “Ghost Soldiers,” historian Hampton Sides presents the white-knuckle story of the 1879 voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette which became trapped in ice during an expedition to the North Pole. After drifting for two years, the ship splintered leaving the crew marooned in a frozen wasteland and threatened by everything from snow blindness to polar bears. With twists and turns worthy of a thriller, “In the Kingdom of Ice” is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth.

Presenting Sponsor Maryville University.

Books for signing will be available for purchase.

 

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