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Upcoming Authors @ SLCL

Andrew McCarthy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Famed actor and director Andrew McCarthy presents a debut novel about one girl’s discovery of family secrets, first love, the limits of forgiveness, and finding one’s way in the world. When 15-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a child from a brief affair, she begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her family and her life. “Just Fly Away” introduces a sharp, observant new voice in fiction.

Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series

Sara Paretsky

Friday, April 21, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bestselling suspense writer Sara Paretsky brings her legendary investigator V. I. Warshawski back in a puzzling case that will take V.I. out of her comfort zone and into deadly new territory as she searches for a young film student and a former film star who are on the run in the heart of the Midwest. In her most far-reaching and disturbing case, every clue unveils another dead body and not even the seasoned V. I. is safe.

Julia Donaldson

Sunday, April 23, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Beloved children’s book creator of “The Snail and the Whale” and “Room on the Broom,” Julia Donaldson presents a jaunty animal fable. In “The Giant Jumperee,” Rabbit arrives home to hear a loud voice coming from inside his burrow: “I’m the Giant Jumperee and I’m scary as can be!” Rabbit’s friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant come to help, but they’re no match for the mysterious, booming voice. This event will include storytelling and music, plus Julia will be joined by her most popular character, The Gruffalo!

Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series

Elizabeth Kostova

Monday, April 24, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

An onstage inteview with historical suspense author Charles Finch.

From the #1 bestselling author of “The Historian” comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman traveling to Sofia, Bulgaria is drawn into a complicated mystery around an ornate box of human ashes and the story of a talented musician shattered by political oppression.

Mo Willems

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a special celebration with Mo Willems!

Described as the “Dr. Seuss of our generation,” Mo Willems is the creator of the beloved children’s classics “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”, “Knuffle Bunny,” and the Elephant and Piggie series. In this special celebration of all things MO!, he will read from and discuss several of his award-winning favorites, including his latest “Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals.”