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Upcoming Authors @ SLCL

Blanche Wiesen Cook

Monday, March 27, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Historians, politicians, and readers everywhere have praised Blanche Wiesen Cook’s biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. The third and final volume takes us through World War II, FDR’s death, the founding of the UN, and Eleanor’s death in 1962. It follows the arc of war and the evolution of a marriage, as the first lady realized the cost of maintaining her principles even as the country and her husband were not prepared to adopt them. 

Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series

Jack Schramm

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Jack Schramm’s public career spans 50 years. Beginning his political career as an elected member of the Missouri House of Representatives, Jack specialized in complex, innovative legislation. The Carter Administration then appointed Jack Regional Administrator in the newly established U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His memoir is a journey through tough policy decision-making at all levels.

Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series

C.J. Box

Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box returns with a suspenseful new thriller starring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. The Cates family has always been a bad lot. Joe struck a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April was endangered, but he’s always wondered if there’d be a day of reckoning. He’s not wondering any longer. Joe knows they’re coming after him and his family now. All he can do is wait for them to make the first move.

Pseudonymous Bosch

Sunday, April 02, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Pseudonymous Bosch presents the final installment in his bestselling Bad Books trilogy. At Earth Ranch, Clay encountered a castaway boy, a fire-breathing dragon, and incredible magic. Now he faces his most dangerous foes yet: the mysterious members of the Midnight Sun.

Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series

John A. Farrell

Monday, April 03, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Prize-winning historian John A. Farrell presents a brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted biography of our darkest presidency. “Richard Nixon: the Life” follows the president from his youth as an idealistic Navy lieutenant to the White House, his roles in the McCarthy era and the Cold War, and to his ultimate resignation in disgrace. This enthralling biography is a defining portrait of Nixon’s legacy as an architect of a polarized and divided America.

Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series

Ridley Pearson

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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St. Louis adventure writer Ridley Pearson presents a spin-off to his internationally popular young readers’ series. The Kingdom Keepers—five teen protectors of Disneyland —travel into the past to protect the newly built theme park from a powerful foe with ties to Black Magic.

Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series

Tom Angleberger

Sunday, April 09, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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New York Times Bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series, Tom Angleberger takes on the breakout stars of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Rocket and Groot’s next rollicking adventure begins when they crash-land on a planet called Happyhappyfunfun.

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Greg Iles

Monday, April 10, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Celebrated author Greg Iles presents the enthralling conclusion to his breathtaking “Natchez Burning” trilogy. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel. In “Mississippi Blood,” the end game is at hand for Penn Cage as he races to uncover witnesses and exonerate his father charged with a brutal murder.

Steve Berry

Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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#1 internationally bestselling political suspense author Steve Berry presents his 12th thriller starring former intelligence officer Cotton Malone. In “The Lost Order,” Malone becomes entangled with the Knights of the Golden Circle, a powerful subversive organization which has been guarding billions in stolen gold for more than a century. Malone’s quest becomes deadly when he discovers links to a conspiracy by the ambitious present-day Speaker of the House.

Scott Westerfeld

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crashes in the Arctic, eight survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice. Instead they find themselves in a strange jungle with little hope of rescue.

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