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Read St. Louis Announces 2014 Authors

Press Release

Monday, February 3, 2014 - 12:00p.m.
The St. Louis County Library is pleased to announce another incredible line-up of authors and programs for Read St. Louis 2014.
Read St. Louis is a community wide initiative 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 libraries host events with each of the featured authors, along with a variety of programs, activities and discussions designed around each book.
The 2014 Read St. Louis Selected Authors/Titles are:
Fiction–Ayana Mathis, “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie”
Distinguished Literary Achievement–H.W. Brands, “The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace”
Young Readers’ Fiction–Kenneth Oppel, “The Boundless”
Teen Fiction–Libba Bray, “Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel”
Non-Fiction–Amanda Ripley, “The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way”
The Read St. Louis events will kick-off on Saturday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. when bestselling novelist Ayana Mathis visits St. Louis County Library, Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh) to discuss her novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.”
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. Media sponsorship is provided by St. Louis Public Radio. Bookseller partners include Left Bank Books and Barnes & Noble.