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Upcoming Authors @ SLCL

Unless otherwise mentioned, all events are free and take place at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended. Books for signing will be available for purchase at the events. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.


Janet Evanovich - Ticketed Event

Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich presents a new thriller starring the perfectly mismatched crime-fighting duo of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket–$31. Admits ONE and includes one copy of “Dangerous Minds” OR

Package Ticket–$38. Admits TWO and includes one copy of “Dangerous Minds.”

Tickets go on sale May 15 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

The presentation will be followed by a book signing. Additional copies of all of Janet Evanovich’s books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.

Amy Young

Saturday, July 01, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

Bestselling author and illustrator of “A Unicorn Named Sparkle,” Amy Young joins her young fans for a cupcake and dress up party!

In “A Unicorn Named Sparkle,” Lucy found out that the unicorn she thought she didn't want was the exact right unicorn for her. In this new story, Lucy makes a new friend and Sparkle is worried that means she doesn't care about him anymore. What happens when two's company but three's a crowd?

Don Winslow

Thursday, July 06, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Based on years of research inside the NYPD, Don Winslow presents the great cop novel of our time; a haunting story of greed and violence that reveals the insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. Detective Denny Malone has done whatever it took to serve and protect in a city where no one is clean—including Malone himself. Now he is caught in a trap by the Feds and this heroic but deeply flawed man must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners and protecting his own family.

Roxane Gay - Ticketed Event

Saturday, July 08, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters

New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. "Hunger" is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be.  

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy TicketsTicket Packages

$30 (Admits ONE and includes one copy of "Hunger") 
OR
$38 (Admits TWO and includes one copy of "Hunger")

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 5 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.

Matthew Quick

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

The bestselling author of “The Silver Linings Playbook” offers a timely novel featuring his most fascinating character yet, a Vietnam vet embarking on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war. As David Granger confronts his past, a poignant portrait emerges: that of an opinionated and good-hearted American patriot fighting like hell to stay true to his red, white, and blue heart, even as the country he loves rapidly changes. “The Reason You’re Alive” examines how the debts we carry from our past define us and offers an ultimately hopeful view of America’s polarized psyche.

Adriana Trigiani

Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

From Adriana Trigiani, the beloved author of “The Shoemaker’s Wife” and the Big Stone Gap series, comes an exhilarating epic novel of love, loyalty, and creativity—the story of an Italian-American family on the cusp of change. It’s 1949 in south Philadelphia. Hard-working, and proud, the Palazzinis have built a solid life. Now that World War II is over, their three sons, each one a decorated veteran, have returned home to the family cab company. But their future and fortunes are forever changed by a telegram, and the nephew who delivers it.

Book sales provided by Main Street Books. A book purchase will be required to enter the signing line.

Kathy Reichs

Monday, July 17, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Author of the #1 bestselling Temperence Brennan/”Bones” series, Kathy Reichs presents a new standalone thriller and introduces a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past. Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. Sunnie has spent years running from her past, but a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and Sunnie may be the only person who can find her.

An Evening with Emmy Award-Winning Actor Jon Hamm - SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

St. Louis native and Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning star of “Mad Men” and the summer 2017 crime thriller “Baby Driver,” Jon Hamm will discuss his local roots and storytelling through film and television performance with Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of “Prep,” soon to be a new comedy series from HBO.

The event is an onstage interview only–there will not be a meet and greet with Jon Hamm following the event. 

This event is sold out. 

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.

Terry Tempest Williams

Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic “Refuge” and the beloved memoir “When Women Were Birds,” presents “The Hour of Land,” a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, “The Hour of Land” is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

Daryl Gregory

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Master storyteller Daryl Gregory delivers a stunning, laugh-out-loud novel about a family of gifted dreamers. The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats on late-night television. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who possess psychic gifts he only fakes. But when, one night, the magic fails and tragedy strikes, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until the CIA, the mafia, and an unrelenting skeptic all start digging up old secrets. Now, they must unite like never before. But is there enough magic left to bring The Amazing Telemachus Family back to its amazing life?

Donald Ray Pollock

Monday, August 07, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed “The Devil All the Time” and “Knockemstiff,” comes a dark, gritty novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917 in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three sons. Several hundred miles away, Ellsworth Fiddler is swindled out of his family’s entire fortune. In the gothic tradition of Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly horrific ways.

Lynne Cox

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Lynne Cox is an elite athlete who broke many world records, among them swimming the English Channel at 15 and being the first to swim off Antarctica in 32-degree water for 25 minutes. Grieving from the sudden loss of her parents and stunned by a diagnosis of a severe heart condition, Lynne faced the real possibility of living out her life as a heartbroken invalid. In her memoir, Cox shares her transformative journey back toward health and the freedom and transcendence of open waters, and the surprise that she never saw coming: falling in love.

Susan Elia MacNeal

Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

An onstage interview with historical suspense author Laura Benedict

Susan Elia MacNeal presents the sixth install­­ment in the popular mystery series starring World War II-era spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope. Maggie has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she’s working undercover in the eerily silent city of Paris. When Maggie’s half-sister Elise goes missing, Maggie must employ all her talents to root out a traitor, find her sister, and locate the reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite.

Jonathan Losos

Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Biology professor and director of the Losos Laboratory at Harvard University, Jonathan Losos presents a major new work overturning our assumptions about how evolution works. Losos takes us around the globe to meet the researchers who are solving the deepest mysteries of life through experimental evolutionary science.

Salman Rushdie - Ticketed Event

Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, “The Golden House” marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant return to literary fiction. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that makes celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket–$32. Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Golden House” OR

Package Ticket–$38. Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Golden House.”

Tickets go on sale July 24 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

Janet Evanovich - Ticketed Event

Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich presents a new thriller starring the perfectly mismatched crime-fighting duo of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket–$31. Admits ONE and includes one copy of “Dangerous Minds” OR

Package Ticket–$38. Admits TWO and includes one copy of “Dangerous Minds.”

Tickets go on sale May 15 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

The presentation will be followed by a book signing. Additional copies of all of Janet Evanovich’s books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.

Roxane Gay - Ticketed Event

Saturday, July 08, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters

New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. "Hunger" is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be.  

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy TicketsTicket Packages

$30 (Admits ONE and includes one copy of "Hunger") 
OR
$38 (Admits TWO and includes one copy of "Hunger")

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 5 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.

An Evening with Emmy Award-Winning Actor Jon Hamm - SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

St. Louis native and Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning star of “Mad Men” and the summer 2017 crime thriller “Baby Driver,” Jon Hamm will discuss his local roots and storytelling through film and television performance with Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of “Prep,” soon to be a new comedy series from HBO.

The event is an onstage interview only–there will not be a meet and greet with Jon Hamm following the event. 

This event is sold out. 

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.

Salman Rushdie - Ticketed Event

Saturday, September 09, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, “The Golden House” marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant return to literary fiction. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that makes celebrated novelist Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket–$32. Admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Golden House” OR

Package Ticket–$38. Admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Golden House.”

Tickets go on sale July 24 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

Art Garfunkel - Ticketed Event

Friday, October 06, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Art Garfunkel shares an artful, moving, and lyrical memoir about the making of a musician, the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and the Simon and Garfunkel collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

 

 

Ticket packages:

Ticket packages: Individual Ticket - $31 (admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “What is it All but Luminous”) OR Package Ticket - $38 (admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “What is it All but Luminous”). 

Tickets go on sale August 21 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.

Art Garfunkel - Ticketed Event

Friday, October 06, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Art Garfunkel shares an artful, moving, and lyrical memoir about the making of a musician, the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and the Simon and Garfunkel collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

 

 

Ticket packages:

Ticket packages: Individual Ticket - $31 (admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “What is it All but Luminous”) OR Package Ticket - $38 (admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “What is it All but Luminous”). 

Tickets go on sale August 21 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.