Author Events

AUGUST | SEPTEMBER

AUGUST

Jeffrey Toobin (photo)




 
The 'Buzz' Westfall Favorite Author SeriesJeffrey Toobin, “American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst”
Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series
 
Bestselling author of “The Run of His Life” —inspiration for the FX drama “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” Jeffrey Toobin presents an account of the kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, “American Heiress” thrillingly recounts the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst.
St. Louis Noir (book cover)
Local Authors Celebrate St. Louis Noir
Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Edited by Scott Phillips, bestselling author of “The Ice Harvest,” “St. Louis Noir” presents the best in local suspense fiction. Each story is set within a distinct neighborhood of St. Louis and will chill the reader with heartland menace. Local writers will read from their contributions to the anthology. Scott Phillips will emcee the program and share his own work.
Ridley Pearson (photo)

 
Ridley Pearson, “White Bone”
Tuesday, August 23, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
John Knox and Grace Chu, the incomparable duo of the Risk Agent novels, team up again in the latest international thrill ride from New York Times—bestselling author Ridley Pearson. The poaching of ivory from African elephants fuels constant blood and slaughter. When Grace disappears while working on a dangerous assignment involving poachers, John Knox jumps into action and finds himself pitted against the most savage and suicidal fighters in the world. 
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (photo)

 
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, “First Star I See Tonight”
Wednesday, August 24, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.) 
 
A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel from bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy. Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. 
Jo Ann Trogdon (photo)




 
Jo Ann Trogdon, “The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark”
Thursday, August 25, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Auditorium
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended.)
 
Co-Sponsored by History and Genealogy at St. Louis County Library
 
In 1798—more than five years before his famous journey west of the Mississippi with Meriwether Lewis—William Clark set off by flatboat from his Louisville, 
Kentucky home with a cargo of tobacco and furs to sell downriver in Spanish 
New Orleans. In this vivid history, Jo Ann Trogdon reveals William Clark’s highly questionable activities including his involvement in a plot—often called the Spanish Conspiracy—in which corrupt officials sought to separate Kentucky from the United States. 

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SEPTEMBER

Louise Penny (photo)
TICKETED
EVENT








 
Louise Penny, “A Great Reconing” 
Friday, September 2, 7:00 p.m. Library Headquarters – Main Reading Room
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

INDIVIDUAL TICKET $32 (Admits ONE and includes one copy of “A Great Reckoning”)

OR

PACKAGE TICKET $38 (Admits TWO and includes one copy of “A Great Reckoning”)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel starring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, head of the Quebec homicide department.

Tickets go on sale July 18 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. Seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Call 314-994-3300 for more information.

The proceeds from this event will benefit the Library Foundation’s literacy programs.

 

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