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Read St. Louis Announces 2013 Authors

Press Release

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 12:00p.m.
Read St. Louis Announces 2013 Authors
The 2013 Read St. Louis selections will be announced during a press conference at St. Charles City-County Library, Kathrynne Linnemann Branch (2323 Elm Street, St. Charles, MO) on February 12, 10:00 a.m. Members of the media are invited to attend the event.
Read St. Louis is a community wide initiative originally developed by St. Louis County Library, St. Louis Public Library, and St. Charles City-County Library to encourage St. Louisans to read and discuss great books. At the core of the program is a belief that making reading fun, exciting, and educational will stimulate a passion for lifelong learning in all of us. Read St. Louis reaches over 800,000 library card holders at 49 library branches across the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Each year, Read St. Louis showcases books selected by the libraries from several distinct categories. The participating libraries host events with each of the featured authors, along with a variety of programs, activities, and discussions designed around each book.
2013 Read St. Louis Selected Authors/Titles:
Distinguished Literary Achievement–Richard Ford, “Canada
Memoir–Cheryl Strayed, “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”
Fiction–Laura Moriarty, “The Chaperone”
Non-Fiction–Andrew Carroll, “Here is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History”
Children’s Literature–Mem Fox, “Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!”
Read St. Louis events will kick-off on Friday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. when Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford visits St. Louis County Library, Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh) to discuss his novel “Canada.”
For a detailed program guide including dates and locations for future Read St. Louis events, please visit
Read St. Louis is funded by Clarkson Eyecare and the UPS Foundation. Co-sponsors include St. Louis Public Radio and the Literacy Roundtable. Bookseller partners include Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, and Barnes & Noble.